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Plans announced for Right to Build across England as self/custom build bill gets Commons green light

Consultation underway on plans to enable custom/self builders to turn to councils for land as approval in principle is given to the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill

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Briefing document on self/custom build bill released before second Parliament reading

Paper provides background on Government support available to people wishing to build their own home

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15,000 custom/self build homes a year "not implausible", says new report

Proposals suggest new targets for custom/self build housing to tackle housing crisis

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South London group steps up self build campaign as more projects are established

Lewisham-based organisation plans discussion day on 34-home self build project; one of many new schemes taking shape

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Collaborative project wins top prize in the Self Build on a Shoestring 2014 competition

Team of architect, community self build group and housing association wins £5,000 prize

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Plans announced for Right to Build across England as self/custom build bill gets Commons green light

Consultation underway on plans to enable custom/self builders to turn to councils for land as approval in principle is given to the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill

Read more...

Briefing document on self/custom build bill released before second Parliament reading

Paper provides background on Government support available to people wishing to build their own home

Read more...

15,000 custom/self build homes a year "not implausible", says new report

Proposals suggest new targets for custom/self build housing to tackle housing crisis

Read more...

South London group steps up self build campaign as more projects are established

Lewisham-based organisation plans discussion day on 34-home self build project; one of many new schemes taking shape

Read more...

Collaborative project wins top prize in the Self Build on a Shoestring 2014 competition

Team of architect, community self build group and housing association wins £5,000 prize

Read more...

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