6,000 New Homes For Hull In Next Decade

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6,000 New Homes For Hull In Next Decade

6,000 New Homes For Hull In Next Decade

After a study on future land availability, Hull City Council have set out aims to build 600 new homes a year between now and 2032, following the city’s strong track record in beating house building targets,

According to the Hull Daily Mail, 3,443 new homes have been delivered in Hull over the past four years, either in the form of new builds, or conversions from other uses such as offices.

Council planning manager John Craig said: “That was quite a bit in excess of what we are required to plan for and build under the policies of the Local Plan.

It’s probably 35 per cent plus on top of the requirement set out in the Plan which envisages just under 10,000 new homes being built over the period.”

Hull has outperformed with the delivery of new homes compared to some other larger councils, despite the relatively smaller geographical size of the Yorkshire city.

According to a recent study, 55 councils in England had not managed to reach 75 per cent of their targets for new homes being built within the last three years, and now face having limits placed on their planning powers by the government.

East Riding Council is one of the authorities that missed its targets, only managing to build 274 affordable homes from a target of 335 a year for five years, while waitings lists for council homes grew to 7,254.

The council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee were told that developers built 274 affordable homes in the 2019/20 financial year out of 1,397 in total.

Councillors heard while overall housing targets of 1,400 a year were hit over the last three years on average and the number of new builds grew, affordable totals had stagnated.

However, Mr Craig said that Hull is currently enjoying an anticipated seven-year supply of new housing covering sites that already have planning permission, including sites where construction has already begun.

He said this supply was two years more than the five-year period required by the government.

Current on-going housing developments across the regions include land north of Kingswood, in the Preston Road of east Hull and in the city centre where just over 1,300 new homes are expected to be created over the next decade.

In the city centre, there are approximately 60 sites that have been identified for new housing up until 2032, and some that have been earmarked for mixed-use development. Over half of these have already been granted planning approval, and some big new schemes are looming, including a new 840-home development on the east bank of the River Hull.

There is a very specific requirement from government to have an identified supply of readily available deliverable sites under the five-year housing requirement,” said Mr Craig.

If we didn’t have that supply it would jeopardise our prospects of defending any refusals of speculative housing development. Fortunately, we do have a five-year plus supply. We have got a fairly healthy supply of just in excess of seven years.”

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