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Aylesbury exceeds home building target

Only 60% of local authorities met the government recommendation figure.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:50am 17th March 2020. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury exceeds home building target

The home building target for Aylesbury was exceeded in 2018-2019.

Each local authority is given a target number of new homes to build by government, and that was exceeded in Aylesbury Vale in 2018-2019.

According to figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Aylesbury Vale District Council built slightly more homes than required.

The annual Housing Delivery Test shows Aylesbury Vale District Council delivered 1,758 homes, from a target of 1,450.

It also shows that the council has managed to match its requirements every year since 2016-17.

Cllr Carole Paternoster, AVDC Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure told Mix96:

"I am pleased that Aylesbury Vale District Council has been able to more than match our housebuilding target for 2018-19. These new properties have provided much-needed homes for Vale residents, and I am happy that many of the properties were also affordable homes."

Only 60% of local authorities in England achieved their aim, leaving almost 36,000 homes unbuilt nationwide.

Last week it was announced the Aylesbury will receive £170 million in funding for infrastructure, which will go to providing services like schools and new roads to support the increase in housing in the area.

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