Andy Sommerville, Director at Search Acumen, comments:
“Today’s statistics show that Britain’s house construction is experiencing healthy growth – particularly in the private sector. While there is much to hearten, we must not be complacent.
“Instead we have to press home the advantage and ensure that this growth is sustainable and commensurate with Britain’s housing needs. To do this, we must unleash public/private synergies, in particular, making public data more available for housebuilders and conveyancers to use. We all benefit from there being enough housing: having the data to know where to build is integral to making that happen.”