Number of new homes built in England fell 6% to 121,200 in 2010-11 according to DCLG

The net number of new homes built in the England each year continues to fall, although the decline may be slowing, government figures reveal.

Figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show the number of new dwellings in England in 2010-11 was 121,200, down 6% from 128,680 the previous year.

However, the fall was not as steep as it was between 2008-09 and 2009-10 when the net number of new dwellings fell 23%.

The number of net additions to England’s housing stock has been falling since 2007-008.

Most of the new dwellings added to the housing stock last year were new-build homes.

The figures revealed a surprising regional trend. London saw the biggest fall in new homes added each year between 2009-10 and 2010-11, down 27%, while the North East rose by 27% over the period.