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CIH Cymru says more clarity needed on latest housebuilding rates

08/06/2017


Following the recent Welsh Government publication of housebuilding rates for 2016/17 CIH Cymru said that the figures were to be welcomed.

 New housebuilding stats for 2016-17 released by Welsh Government show a 2% rise in the number of dwellings started, and a 1% fall in the number of dwellings completed. 1,243 new social sector dwellings were completed, with RSLs responsible for 98%, and local authorities 2%. The 19 local authority dwellings completed were the first recorded since 2013-14

CIH Cymru director, Matt Dicks, said:

"The most recent house building figures in Wales are encouraging. The report demonstrates that housebuilding rates are holding firm in Wales and CIH Cymru welcomes that. Whilst we recognise the commitment made to building more affordable homes by the Welsh Government, and the number of new homes that went beyond the affordable homes target set during the previous Assembly term, it’s important that we get further clarity about what these latest figures reveal about the direction of travel towards meeting the 20k target set for this Assembly term. Particularly in the context of challenges that continue to exercise housing professionals in Wales which include mitigating the impact of welfare reform, addressing homelessness and regenerating communities.

"CIH Cymru will, on behalf of its members, continue to work with the Welsh Government, and other stakeholders, to ensure that any barriers to building new homes are removed or mitigated in order to reach the affordable homes target."

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