Record year for number of new homes built in Cheshire East

Housing

From April 2019 to the end of March this year, 3,065 additional new homes were built in Cheshire East. This is 1,265 above the annual requirement in the Local Plan Strategy, which was adopted in 2017, for 1,800 new homes.

Councillor Toni Fox, cabinet member for planning said: "The delivery of new homes to meet the needs of our residents is welcomed and they play a vital role in maintaining a minimum five-year housing land supply.

"We are now halfway through the 20-year period covered by the Local Plan Strategy (2010-30). Following the recession in 2008 there remains a small shortfall, however housing delivery has increased substantially since the adoption of the plan.

"In common with the situation and uncertainty being faced across the country, the number of homes built in the current financial year to March 2021 may fall as a result of Covid-19. We will continue to carefully monitor our housing supply position, particularly in light of the government's proposed radical reforms to the planning system."

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Pete Taylor
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 9:20 pm
"We are now halfway through the 20-year period covered by the Local Plan Strategy (2010-30). Following the recession in 2008 there remains a small shortfall, however housing delivery has increased substantially since the adoption of the plan". sic.

Why would a "recession in 2008" have anything to do with a plan relating to 2020-2030?

"From April 2019 to the end of March this year, 3,065 additional new homes were built in Cheshire East. This is 1,265 above the annual requirement in the Local Plan Strategy, which was adopted in 2017, for 1,800 new homes."

So, there is a "shortfall" yet more homes than "required" have been built.

pologies if I have got the wrong end of the stick... or, in fact, the wrong stick.
Sheila Grindrod
Thursday 6th August 2020 at 11:38 am
Well said Peter, numbers don't add up, like a lot of statistics these days!! When are we ever going to get a LA that we can rely on and trust to do what's best for its communities.

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