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Since April 2011, a total of 2,379 new houses have been completed in Herefordshire as against the County Council strategy to build 3,850 new homes. The target figure shows a shortfall of nearly 1,500 homes or just 62% of the Council’s target for new homes were completed during the past six years.

The provision of affordable homes also shows a derisory outcome. Over the past six years just 29% of completed homes were “affordable” according to the Council’s published figures. Under 700 affordable homes in six years, just an average of 115 homes per year.



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The Office of National Statistics has recently published new figures that show the projected rise in number of households is not nearly as great as previously thought. I think that means that the total number of new homes Herefordshire Council wants to get built doesn't need to be so high. But we do need so-called "affordable homes".  We definitely need more flats/apartments/small homes close into town so people can easily walk or cycle to shops, jobs, schools etc. and not spend their wages on transport.  Developers don't make their usual huge profits on those though!

See: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationprojections/bulletins/2016basedhouseholdprojectionsinengland/2016basedhouseholdprojectionsinengland#the-number-of-households-is-projected-to-grow-in-nearly-all-local-authorities-by-2041

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