How bad is the housing crisis in your area?

More than 40,000 extra houses are needed in the South East

How bad is the housing crisis in your area?
February 21, 2015 m1r0xd3v3l0pm3nt
how bad is the housing crisis in your area

The South East is facing a housing shortage with more than 21,000 new homes needed just to keep up with population growth, according to latest research.

The National Housing Federation say that 118,000 homes were built in England in 2014 – leaving a 120,000 shortfall.

Experts say the 245,000 new homes need to built each year and the current level of construction is the lowest peacetime levels since the 1920s.

In the South East, 41,700 houses are needed per year, with 8,700 built during 2014. This leaves a shortfall of 21,840.

“The alarm bells sounded long ago, and yet nothing seems to have changed.

“The public are now thoroughly aware that this country is facing a housing crisis on an unprecedented scale and despite a spate of short-term initiatives there is no grand plan.”

David Orr, National Housing Federation

  • Unitary Authorities
  • Bracknell Forest – 452
  • Brighton and Hove – 637
  • Isle of Wight – 232
  • Medway – 1,044
  • Portsmouth – 448
  • Reading – 169
  • Slough – 706
  • Southampton – (1)274
  • West Berkshire – 491
  • Windsor and Maidenhead – 240
  • Wokingham – 598
  • Buckinghamshire – 728
  • Aylesbury Vale – 113
  • Chiltern – 148
  • South Bucks – 229
  • Wycombe – 228
  • East Sussex – 1,493
  • Eastbourne – 368
  • Hastings – 234
  • Lewes – 456
  • Rother – 431
  • Wealden – 15
  • Hampshire – 1,882
  • Basingstoke and Deane – 675
  • East Hampshire – 64
  • Eastleigh – 274
  • Fareham – 310
  • Gosport – 178
  • Hart – 166
  • Havant – -37
  • New Forest – 771
  • Rushmoor – 4
  • Test Valley – (-)338
  • Winchester – (-)216
  • Kent – 5,419
  • Ashford – 691
  • Canterbury – 638
  • Dartford – 91
  • Dover – 149
  • Gravesham – 433
  • Maidstone – 707
  • Sevenoaks – 433
  • Shepway – 299
  • Swale – 823
  • Thanet – 353
  • Tonbridge and Malling – 200
  • Tunbridge Wells – 559
  • Oxfordshire – 532
  • Cherwell – 318
  • Oxford – (-)180
  • South Oxfordshire – (-)79
  • Vale of White Horse – (-)9
  • West Oxfordshire – 493
  • Surrey – 3,891
  • Guildford – 530
  • Mole Valley – 311
  • Reigate and Banstead – 644
  • Runnymede – 417
  • Surrey Heath – 190
  • Tandridge – 190
  • Waverley – 371
  • West Sussex – 2,481
  • Adur – 228
  • Arun – 638
  • Chichester – 301
  • Crawley – 572
  • Horsham – (-)1
  • Mid Sussex – 260
  • Worthing – 409

Source: ITV News
Last updated: Tue 24 Feb 2015