HIGHER NEW HOME BUILDING IN WYCHAVON
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Fresh housing figures have revealed that the number of new homes started in Mid Worcestershire in 2012 was more than double the national average
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The National House Building Council has published figures for the number of new homes started in 2012. The UK constituency average is 144 new homes, however in Mid Worcestershire the figure is 354.

Peter Luff, the MP for Mid Worcestershire, commented,

“These figures confirm that Wychavon District Council is doing exactly the right thing and building new homes.

“I hope that these figures will give the council even more confidence to oppose speculative development that is not wanted locally, as it is clear that Wychavon is already playing its part in building the new homes that we as a country desperately need.

“The South Worcestershire Development Plan is still awaiting its final approval, and it is only when this local plan is finally in place that the council can be secure about resisting development in unwelcome areas. However, these figures provide powerful evidence for the Council to use at appeals – planning inspectors should reward us for doing the right thing by supporting the council, not punish local communities by riding roughshod over local opinion.”

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