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Scotland Sees 13% Rise In New Build Starts
There has been a surge in the number of new build starts in Scotland, with 19,598 homes being built in the year leading to June 2017.
The Scottish government released its Quarterly Housing Statistics earlier this week, which revealed 2,188 more homes were constructed between 2016 and 2017 than during the previous 12-month period. This is a rise of 13 per cent.
Projects were led by housing association starts, with statistics showing a 63 per cent increase in these compared with the year before. Private-led starts also rose by five per cent.
Despite a decline in local authority starts of 26 per cent, social sector starts grew by 32 per cent in total.
It was not just the number of new build starts that were strong this year, but lots of industrial scaffolding services helped to complete projects too.
Figures revealed there were 17,178 new build completions in the year ending in June. While this is a slight drop of 186 houses (or one per cent), it is still a respectable number.
These statistics follow the news that almost 3,000 new homes are set to be built near Harrogate.
The Yorkshire Evening Post recently reported that a disused golf course at Flaxby, just outside the spa town, will in transformed with the large-scale development.
As well as lots of houses, the new village will feature sports facilities, a GP surgery, two primary schools, a retirement home, and plenty of outdoor spaces.
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