Andrew Selous welcomes new homes in Central Bedfordshire

South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has welcomed the news that 2,103 new homes were built in Central Bedfordshire last year.


Across England, over 220,000 new homes were built in 2017-18 – the highest level of new homes built in all but one of the last 31 years. This brings the total number of new homes built since 2010 to 1.3 million.


This increase follows our reforms to the planning system and investment in affordable homes.


The Government is committed to building the homes we need across England, ensuring the housing market works for everyone, and is on track to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.


To build more of the homes we need, the Government will continue with a major programme of investment and planning reform, while removing barriers to local councils building homes.


Commenting, Andrew Selous MP said:


“I am delighted that 2,103 new homes were built in Central Bedfordshire last year, as the Conservatives continue to deliver for our local area.


“This Government is committed to making the housing market work for ordinary people, building 1.3 million homes since 2010.


“We have made great progress, but there is more to do to ensure more people in Central Bedfordshire can achieve the dream of owning their own home. That’s why we are investing £44 billion, rewriting planning rules and helping first-time buyers get on the ladder with schemes like Help to Buy.”