Over 3000 new homes were built in Cheshire East in the 2019-20 financial year, marking the seventh successive year of increased housebuilding in the borough.
An additional 3,065 new homes were constructed in Cheshire East, outperforming the area’s annual housebuilding requirements by 1,265 dwellings, as set out by the Council’s 2017 Local Plan Strategy.
The figure of 3,065 represents a seven-year high, and the seventh consecutive increase in housing delivery in the borough. The increased housebuilding in Cheshire East aims to deliver a boost in the supply of market and affordable homes in the area.
Councillor Toni Fox, cabinet member for planning at Cheshire East Council 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.”