HOUSE prices have remained steady in the Vale of Glamorgan, the most recent figures show.

The lack of movement in March maintains a longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area rise by 2.8 per cent over the past year.

The average Vale house price that month was £309,774, and largely unchanged from February, Land Registry figures show.

The picture was different from that of Wales generally, where prices decreased 0.6 per cent, and the Vale was also above the 1.2 per cent drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the past 12 months, the average sale price of property in the Vale rose by £8,300, putting the area 19th of Wales’s 22 local authorities for annual growth.

The highest annual growth nationally was in Neath Port Talbot (up by 11.2 per cent to an average £167,000), and lowest in Gwynedd (down by 3.8 per cent to an average £198,000).

Additional reporting by Sonja Tutty, data reporter for the Radar news service.