The 50 largest towns and cities in the country by population were chosen Using ONS data supplied by The Geographist
The demand for property across the UK continues to outweigh supply. To overcome this issue house building targets have recently been revealed. During the Autumn Budget chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the government will put £11.5 billion towards building up to 180,000 new, affordable homes across the country.
Clothes2Order recently analysed data from the government and Indeed to reveal the areas of the country where new build homes are in the most supply.
The research looked at a range of factors including the number of homes built in 2020, and the number of homes built per 100,000 people.
Cities that are the best for factors including construction jobs in the area, planning application success rates were assessed. An overall Construction Score was used to rank each location accordingly.
A list of the largest towns and cities in the UK was used to sample locations. The 50 largest towns and cities in the country by population were chosen Using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data supplied by The Geographist.
Milton Keynes came out on top as the area with the most homes built. In 2020 684.39 homes were built per 100,000 people in the largest town in Buckinghamshire.
Manchester also ranked highly as the city in the northwest of England had 2,990 homes built last year, making Manchester the city with the highest number of homes built in 2020.
Huddersfield was the town with the most building activity when analysing construction jobs, planning applications, and new homes built.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Leicester was the city with the least building activity. In 2020 only 29.73 homes per 100,000 people were built in this city.
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