Net Additional Dwellings
The figures for net additional dwellings were been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (table 122) from returns submitted by local authorities. Net additions measure the absolute increase in stock between one year and the next, including losses and gains (such as conversions, changes of use and demolitions).
The Lancashire Results
Table 1 lists the returns for Lancashire local authorities over a five-year period and the overall figures for England. At the national level, the numbers of additional dwellings have declined somewhat over recent years. In the 2008/09 financial over 182,000 net additions were recorded whilst the three previous years had each seen figures of over 200,000. By the 2012/13 financial year however the yearly total was just below 124,800.
Table 1: Net Additional Dwellings, 2008/09 to 2012/13
Burnley and Pendle were the only Lancashire authority to record negative results during the five-year period, whilst Hyndburn, Lancastera dnd Blackpool each had one year with no recorded change. For the past four financial years, Chorley district has easily recorded the highest net increase of any Lancashire authority. In 2012/13 it recorded figure (640) that was over three times higher than the next highest total for Blackburn with Darwen of 200.
Last updated 31st March 2014 by Bryan Moulding
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