I welcome new figures showing that this Government’s long-term economic plan is delivering new affordable homes for families in Amber Valley.
Since 2010, more than 300 new affordable homes have been built throughout the constituency. Across the country over 260,000 new homes have been delivered, with nearly 60,000 homes built last year alone – a rise of 63 per cent on the previous 12 months. This exceeds the targets originally set by the Government.
Everyone who works hard should be able to own a home of their own. Our long-term economic plan has got Britain building again, with house building now at its highest level since 2007. This means many more families are now able to enjoy the security and peace of mind that comes from living in a good quality home.
This Government is now going further, with work already begun to build at least another 275,000 affordable homes over the next five years, which will be the fastest level of house building for 20 years.