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Another wave of Government sites announced for self and custom build developments

13 November 2013

Aspiring self-builders will have the chance to realise their ambitions thanks to four new sites that are being released by the Homes and Communities Agency.

The announcement was made at yesterday's Custom Build Summit in London, by the Housing Minister Kris Hopkins MP (pictured, above centre).

The Minister said these new sites will be in addition to the 130 plots which are already in the process of being made available on eight previously identified HCA sites.

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#5 Stephen 2014-03-27 20:03
Hi Jo

As you have read from my comment on the portal, our 3.75 acre site will for the time being remain grazing land in the greenbelt having missed this round of the East Dorset Core strategy. The consensus from professionals is that development on the site is inevitable at some time but probably some way off due the current core strategy and greenbelt status. That said there are two major development sites either side that are due to be signed off during the current process removing them from the greenbelt this time round. If enough interest can be shown in our site hopefully using the new wave of central government support for self build, the Portal and any other support we can get, hopefully there is a possibility we can bring a project forward in a more sensible time frame.

Please contact me via stephen.pittar@talktalk.net and I will send further information.

Kind Regards

Stephen
 
 
#4 Jo Martinez 2014-03-27 17:01
Hi Stephen,
How are things going with plans for your plot?
We would be very interested in finding out more if you might be looking to sell some to other self builders.
We have a young family so would need to be near good schools. We found out last year that our son has a heart/lung condition which makes the stairs a bit tricky for him so I have big aspirations of building us a house amongst trees full of fresh air for him all on the same level so no getting puffed out because of nasty stairs!!
My husband is an electrician and accredited solar panel installer (useful for bigger projects!) and handy in most of the trades.
Anyways hope things are going well and please do message if your looking for possible buyers/co-build ers :-)

Regards
Jo
 
 
#3 Derek Lydiate 2013-12-09 10:54
I am still trying to track down the authoritative document concerning the exemption from CIL and S106 levies for self-builders. I want to do battle with my council and need something to substantiate my claim. Needless to say I haven't had any response from the Minister of State for Communities and Local government. Can someone give me a steer?
 
 
#2 Tony 2013-12-05 09:40
Stephen

I am interested in self building in Dorset, could you contact me at tonyh1975@hotmail.co.uk to let me know more about the land.

Im in contact with East Dorset council at the moment about finding land and getting planning permission, neither of which seem easy.
 
 
#1 Stephen 2013-11-26 22:12
We have a lovely 3.75 acre site that we would love to split up into five or more plots, offering the additional plots to fellow inspired would be self-builders. The sites in, but on the edge of the green belt in Dorset. Major housing development is imminent and close by on either side, with these sites having been removed from the greenbelt by the current local Core Strategy to be signed off early 2014. Consultants feel that our site is a natural progression and fit for development, but timing and current bureaucracy renders the site potentially redundant until the next core strategy at the earliest. This plot could be a fantastic opportunity to aspiring self builders and we need the inspiration of the Self Build Portal, NaSBA and central government to help make this and similar dreams a reality and in a sensible time-frame. Keep up the good work.
 

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