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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


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Housebuilding starts up by 15% in March 08/06/2017

Latest figures from Department for Communities and Local Government show annual new build dwelling starts in the year to March 2017 totalled 162,880 - up by 15% compared with the year to March 2016.


New build completions in the same period totalled 147,960 - an increase of 6% compared with the previous year.


The figures, published on 25 May, show that new build starts are now 152% above the March 2009 trough, however, remain 12% below the March 2007 peak.


Private sector new build starts in March quarter 2017 were up 4% at 36,470 and housing association new build starts were up 2% at 6,340. However, new build starts by local authorities fell from 560 in the quarter to December 2016 to 350 in the quarter to March 2017. New build dwelling completions by local authorities in the 12 months to March 2017 totalled 1,840 - representing just over 1% of all completions across all tenures


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