Government 120,000 Homes Shy of Meeting Homebuilding Target in 2021

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The government was 120,000 homes short of meeting its target to build 300,000 homes per year in 2021, new research shows.

Property sales platform Unlatch collected data on the number of new build homes across the UK in recent years, and revealed that this figure was 39% off the government’s target. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.