Britain’s housing supply set to increase at last

AR Removals, your local Wakefield-based removals company, is pleased to learn that planning permission was granted last year for around 350,000 new homes, the most since records began in 2006. Britain’s housing supply has seen something of a slump over recent years, but new figures on planning permissions granted show an encouraging upturn. AR Removals is dedicated to helping house movers in Wakefield and the surrounding areas with a stress-free removals experience, and welcomes the increased opportunities that are sure to follow from an increased housing supply.

While inflated house prices, caused by limited new house-building, have seen prospective home owners struggle to afford a house move, AR Removals now anticipates the situation easing as increasing numbers of new homes become available. Economists calculate that the minimum number of new houses required to slow ever-rising prices is around 250,000, and it now seems possible that this target may be soon be met, despite it being out of reach since 1979.

AR Removals hopes this increase in planning permissions granted will translate into increased housing stock available for Yorkshire residents. The professional removals experts at AR Removals are dedicated to ensuring that those lucky enough to secure a new home in the coming year, will be able to arrange a reliable, competitively priced removals service with the team at AR Removals.

Current government measures intended to encourage increasing house building include taking back control of targets for house-building from reluctant local councils, who have shown a tendency to limit, rather than encourage, new building. Other measures include addressing restrictions on rent increases, experienced by Housing Associations, to release funds for new building. The government also plans to raise the cap on local authorities’ borrowing, to encourage them to invest more in social housing.

AR Removals welcomes the increased opportunities for securing a new home likely to be opened up to Yorkshire residents, and looks forward to continuing to provide a first class, friendly, and flexible removals service.

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