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Drop in number of houses being built

Official house building statistics for Yorkshire and the Humber show there has been a nearly 25% drop in the numbers of houses being built in the area.

Figures from the Communities department published today show 510 fewer house build starts in our region in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter last year.That is a 24% drop - a reduction which mirrors the figures for the UK as a whole.