In the past six months over 300 new houses have been built in the Harborough district, new council figures have revealed.

The data, released by Harborough District Council, show that 311 properties have been built since April- ahead of the annual target for the council.

According to the council’s planning spokesman, Councillor Phil King, the council has still not achieved its five-year target on housing land.

The target set by the Government is to build 475 new homes every year. Meaning that there are still some difficult decisions on housing applications still to be made.

If the targets are met, the district’s population could increase by around 1,100 persons, or 1.3 per cent, every year. The growth which is recommended by the Government highlights the mass appeal of the district and the demand for property in the area.

Phil King commented “It is positive that already 311 properties have been built this year. It means we are well on course to meet, if not improve upon, our objectively assessed target of 475 homes per year by next April.”

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