Rugby’s MP has welcomed figures from the National House Building Federation showing house building in the constituency is running at over nearly three times the national average.
The National House Building Federation, who are the UK's leading independent standard-setter and warranty provider for new homes, have compiled the figures showing the overall number of new houses registered in UK constituencies over the past three years. In Rugby, between 2017 and 2019 2,052 new homes were built, compared to an average of 737 per constituency across the UK.
Speaking about these figures, Mark said:
“These new houses demonstrate that Rugby is growing and open for business. The increase in new homes makes it easier for younger people and first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder. These sites are also providing social housing which can support some of the most vulnerable in our community.”
“I do however recognise the concerns of those who want to see our infrastructure keep pace with the growth of our population. This must be done to ensure that Rugby’s growth remains sustainable. An excellent example of delivering a wide range of new infrastructure to support housing can be seen at Houlton. A new primary school is already educating local children with a new secondary school opening next year. We have also seen the opening of a new link road ahead of the completion of house building at Houlton, enabling residents there to easily access Rugby town centre to shop.”
“Alongside the amenities provided directly through these new developments, the growth in Rugby’s population means that we have a stronger case for greater investment in our most important public services. In particular, this means a greater argument for investment in the Hospital of St Cross to provide high quality healthcare on the doorsteps of local residents. This is an argument I have already made in Parliament and to the Health Secretary and one which I will continue to make as Rugby grows.”