Corby beats house-building targets

Corby Council has beaten its house-building targets over the past six months
Corby Council has beaten its house-building targets over the past six months

Corby Council has beaten its house-building targets over the past six months.

A total of 257 homes have been completed across the borough during April to October.

This is more than a 15 per cent increase on the 223 completed during the same period last year.

Included within these completions are 62 affordable homes, which is a 182 per cent increase when compared to the 22 built during the same period last year.

A council spokesman said: “These figures show that Corby is punching well above its weight and is actually delivering 11 per cent higher than the national indicator target set on total housing completions and 32 per cent higher than the national indicator target set for affordable home completions for these six months.”

Council leader Cllr Tom Beattie said: “Corby has a clear growth agenda to double the population by 2030 and within this ambition we are committed to ensure that we have a decent mix of affordable homes.

“I am proud to say that we are delivering over and above what our national indicators set out here in Corby, which highlights our determination and dedication to continued regeneration and growth in the borough.”