More homes are being built in Gloucester at a faster rate than most cities in the country.
The report placed the city in second place, with a 1.1 per cent growth in housing stock between 2011 and 2012.
According to the report, 600 new homes were built in 2012, placing it just behind Milton Keynes, but ahead of Bristol, London and Southampton. And developers have pinpointed the city as a possible place to build more homes.
Work has started on the transformation of Gloucester’s Greyfriars site.
The 2.4-hectare site in Brunswick Road will be home to 176 apartments and 78 townhouses, with 32 affordable. A doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, office space, restaurants, cafes, bars and community space all form part of the scheme.
Clive Wiltshire, managing director of developers Linden Homes Western, said: “There is no doubt Gloucester is an increasingly desirable place to live – as borne out by the interest in our new scheme Greyfriars Quarter.
“It will add to the increasing vitality at the heart of the city.”
And young people have started moving into new low-cost flats on the site of the old derelict vicarage in Seymour Road. The 14-house scheme by Rooftop Housing will provide temporary accommodation for young people between 16 and 25 years old.
Burnley is at the bottom of the table, together with Birkenhead and Sunderland.