Figures from the DCLG reveal that new council house building is at its highest level in three years.
Department for Communities and Local Government data shows councils started building 830 new permanent homes between July and September – more than any quarter since Q1 2014.
This is the second highest quarterly total in 25 years.
The figures also show housing associations started 5,460 new homes in the period, up 1% on Q2’s 5,410, and private firms started 33,780 new properties in Q3, a 6% dip on the previous quarter.
‘We’ve started to get the country building again, and these latest figures, which are the highest we have seen in nearly a decade, prove that the Government is delivering on that promise,’ a DCLG spokesman said.
‘But make no mistake, there is still more work to do and we want to make sure we keep building so we can restore the dream of home ownership for our future generations, and ensure everyone has a safe and secure place to live.’