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New home starts show increase of 7%

There was a 7% increase in new home starts in Northern Ireland during 2017 to reach 3,396, according to figures out today
There was a 7% increase in new home starts in Northern Ireland during 2017 to reach 3,396, according to figures out today

By Staff Reporter

There was a 7% increase in new home starts in Northern Ireland during 2017 to reach 3,396, according to figures out today.

The National House Building Council (NHBC) said more than 160,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK during the year - up 6% on 2016.

And nine out of 12 UK regions saw growth in registrations, with the East Midlands and Wales seeing the highest growth at 19%.

Conor Mulligan of Northern Ireland housebuilder Lagan Homes said the increase of supply was "encouraging".

This week, Antrim Construction Company Ltd won planning permission for 393 houses in Antrim.

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