The number of new homes being built in Kirklees has fallen to its lowest figure since records began - despite a huge increase across the country.
New figures show developers built just 290 new homes in 2015 in Kirklees, a drop of 120 - or 29% - on the 2014 total. It was the lowest figure for the borough since records began in 2005.
In Calderdale, there was no change, with 220 new homes built, exactly the same as the year before.
There have been calls for more houses to be built across the country to help people onto the property ladder, and the latest statistics suggest other towns and cities are leaving Huddersfield behind when it comes to building new homes.
Across the country there were an extra 25,170 homes completed in 2015, a 21% jump on the year before. In Leeds, house building went up by 4%, and in Wakefield by 71%.
The number of new build homes completed across Yorkshire rose 9%, with more than 10,500 homes completed.
Nationally, the number of starts and completions on new builds rose to the highest level since 2008. And figures from the Home Builders Federation show a 12% increase in planning permissions on the same quarter last year.
It is expected the figures for Huddersfield will rise in the coming months, with a number of new developments underway, such as those in Lindley Moor where dozens of new homes and industrial units are being built on green fields.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said building new homes is key to helping people onto the property ladder.
“Aspiring homeowners should get the help they need to turn their dream into a reality - key to that is building the homes our country needs. The figures show how our reforms to the planning system are delivering the permissions needed and schemes like Help to Buy have given builders the confidence to invest and build, with starts and completions now at their highest since 2008.
“But we’re determined to do even more, and fulfil our ambition to deliver one million new homes by 2021.”