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New figures show a big rise in the number of affordable homes in Wales
The Welsh Government is on course to meet its ambitious target of providing 10,000 additional affordable homes by May 2016.
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An annual report which includes information about the number of additional units delivered, as well as how the planning system contributed to the provision of these units.
- In 2013-14, local authorities reported 2,416 additional affordable housing units had been delivered across Wales, an increase of 18 per cent compared with 2012-13. The total delivered since April 2011 represents 69 per cent of the Welsh Government’s new target on affordable housing provision.
- The number of affordable housing units delivered without capital grant funding increased by 38 per cent during 2013-14 compared with a 7 per cent increase in the number delivered with capital grant funding.
- Welsh Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) continued to make the largest contribution to additional affordable housing in Wales, delivering 74 per cent of all additional affordable housing provision during 2013-14 (1,799 units).
- Affordable housing units delivered on land made available by the public sector rose to its highest recorded level during 2013-14, with 757 units delivered. The majority of these units (70 per cent) were delivered on land made available by local authorities.
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