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Housing starts in the North-west, 2003-2004
North-west20032004 % change
Greater Manchester8,0098,420+5%
Total16,50016,085–3 %
Figures provided by the NHBC
NB: Last year Lancashire became the first district in the North-west to have a moratorium in all of its local authorities, excluding pathfinder schemes. It is expected that we will start to see a similar drop in number of houses started in Cumbria and Cheshire over the next year.