Planning permission for over 195,000 new homes in England has been granted in 2014, a 12% rise on the previous year, from the Home Builders Federation. The number of private homes granted permission also increased by 23%. House building activity has increased significantly over the past 18 month, with the number of new homes started in 2014 was up 36% on 2012. With an increased demand for new homes and a lack in supply its great to see more homes being built to supplement the market. The figures stated are showing the progress towards more houses being built in the future to keep up with the demand of a growing population. The most important aspect is the number of people that will be able to move into their dream homes sooner rather than later.