Lancashire leads way on housebuilding in region

Edwin Booth
Edwin Booth

More new homes are being built in Lancashire i than anywhere else in the North West, according to Government figures.

Work started on 1,140 new dwellings in the three months up to the end of August – 3.2 per cent of nationwide home starts and more than in areas such as Greater Manchester and Liverpool.

The figures have been hailed by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP works to support and encourage local businesses and aims to build more homes as part of a massive investment programme to create 50,000 new jobs and boost the local economy by £3bn.

Chairman of the LEP, Edwin Booth, said: “This is a strong performance. It is a real achievement to be one of the best counties at house building outside of the housing bubble in the South East.

“New homes for the increasing numbers of employees and their families, along with other infrastructure, are an essential part of our ambitious programme to grow the local economy by £3bn.”