House building figures for the period to December 2015 show an
increase in the completion of new homes of all tenures, however,
new starts on building by councils have dropped from the previous
The latest figures (published on 25 February) show completions
of new homes have increased significantly over the previous 12
month period. 142,890 new homes of all tenures were completed in
the 12 months to December 2015.
Councils completed 1,640 new homes - up from 1180 in the period
to December 2014. However, total housing starts by local
authorities in the 12 month dropped to 1,670 compared to the figure
of 2,630 for the same period to December 2014.
Full details are available in the latest DCLG Housing Statistical Release.