The housing stock in Friesland grew by 0.71 percent, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Translated by Adriana Dancu
In recent years, with the exception of 2019, fewer buildings were built in Friesland and the housing stock grew less rapidly due to new constructions. Despite the discovery of dangerously-high levels of nitrogen in Dutch soil (and attempts to lessen nitrogen pollution), new housing construction has made a bigger contribution to the housing stock in the last two years than in the years before. For example, only 1,360 houses were built in 2013, which resulted in a growth in the housing stock of less than half a percent.
Compared to other provinces, Friesland is not doing very well. Only in Zeeland and Drenthe was the growth lower. There are also considerable differences within Friesland itself. For example, the number of homes in Harlingen grew by 1.5 percent and in Smallingerland (Drachten) only 0.2 percent.
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