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Lancashire Building More New Homes

Government figures show that Lancashire is leading the way on house-building with more new home starts in the last quarter than anywhere else in the North West.

1,140 new dwellings were started in the three months up to the end of August – an impressive 3.2 per cent of nationwide home starts.

The figures have been hailed as a very encouraging result by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, which has prioritised house-building in the county.

LEP works to support and encourage local businesses. It aims to build more homes as part of a massive investment programme to create 50,000 new jobs and boost the local economy by £3bn.

LEP has made funding available for homes across Lancashire and has identified potential sites for development. A major house building programme is central to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, the LEP’s once-in-a-lifetime funding programme to transform central Lancashire. The LEP’s Growing Places Fund is also being used to unlock housing devel­op­ments.

The Government statistics show that Lancashire’s total of house starts this quarter exceeds the 1,100 for Greater Manchester, Cheshire’s 670, Liverpool city region’s 430 and Cumbria’s 400.

Chairman of the LEP, Edwin Booth, said: “This is a strong performance. It is a real achievement to be one of the best counties at house building outside of the housing bubble in the South East of England.

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Information taken from Lancashire Evening Post

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