Bill Wiggin MP has welcomed new figures showing the increase in housing supply in Herefordshire. In Herefordshire there have been 500 new houses built since last year.

The official statistics show that our plan to make home ownership an achievable dream is working in Herefordshire and across the country. With a 25 per cent increase in housing supply since last year, there are now 170,690 more new houses available for people who want good quality homes, both to rent and buy. These figures show that we are moving towards our ambition to create a million new homeowners by 2020, with our crusade to get homes built being realised in Herefordshire.

Bill Wiggin MP said: “These figures are excellent news, showing the number of houses available in Herefordshire has risen giving a boost to the number of homes available for hardworking families and individuals.

“We want to give hard working people the security and stability of owning their own home, with government initiatives already having helped 230,000 people buy a home since 2010. We want to go even further and double the number of first-time buyers compared to the last five years and deliver 200,000 new Starter Homes at 20 per cent discount to first-time buyers under 40.

“I would recommend anyone aspiring to own a home of their own to log on to to see what government help maybe available to help them buy a home of their own.”