Here are the UK's new build hot spots

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The home of mechanical lubricant WD-40, Milton Keynes is 50 years old in 2017 (Source: Getty)

Milton Keynes has been named as the UK's hot spot for new build homes.

Data from Zoopla has revealed the parts of the country with the highest number of sales of new build homes, and Milton Keynes came top, with new homes making up a third of home sales over the past year.

Crewe, where 29.6 per cent of homes sold are new builds, came second in the rankings.

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Zoopla found that areas with a high number of new builds tend to have higher house prices overall. House prices have jumped on average by 30 per cent in parts of the country where more than a quarter of homes sold are new builds, ahead of the national property price growth over that period, which was 23 per cent.

Ranking

Location

Change in house price since June 2012

Change in property value since June 2012

New build concentration percentage

1

Milton Keynes

30.9 per cent

£74,941

33.2 per cent

2

Crewe

22.6 per cent

£41,709

29.6 per cent

3

Ilford

42.2 per cent

£134,849

28.8 per cent

4

Salisbury

21.3 per cent

£59,759

26.6 per cent

5

Gravesend

42.5 per cent

£105,119

25.4 per cent

6

Telford

18.7 per cent

£30,612

25.4 per cent

7

Oxford

29.7 per cent

£95,123

22.1 per cent

8

Middlesbrough

8.2 per cent

£11,029

20.3 per cent

9

Shrewsbury

19.9 per cent

£39,199

20.1 per cent 

10

Northampton

29.1 per cent

£53,670

20.0 per cent 

The worst areas for buyers looking for a new build are Sandness, Orpington and Dumfries, where less than three per cent of homes sold are newly constructed.

Lawrence Hall, spokesperson for Zoopla, said: "New housing sales account for one in 10 property sales each year but this varies across the country. These new findings give us a useful overview of where new builds are most common around the country, outside of London. Clearly, areas such as Milton Keynes and Crewe are benefiting from new investment by developers."