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Planning reforms could exempt self build projects from affordable housing contributions

5 December 2013

Planning reforms could lead to all self build projects being exempted from affordable housing contributions – an announcement that follows the recent confirmation of CIL exemption for all self and custom build projects.

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#4 Richard W Mulholland 2014-01-06 23:22
Why use such an arbitrary figure of ten properties "remove affordable housing contributions on all projects of fewer than 10 homes - says government".

I suggest that the majority of self build properties are "affordable homes by sweat equity expenditure".

Sites that are wholly provided and used for self build purposes should be exempt from the need to provide additional affordable homes.
 
 
#3 Michael Hewett 2014-01-06 14:51
I have to say that I find this "portal" completely wishy-washy. Has anybody actually made anything happen? Endorsed by government - it certainly behaves like a government department; lots of talk and no action!
 
 
#2 Derek Lydiate 2013-12-22 17:32
Does anyone actually read these articles?
 
 
#1 Derek Lydiate 2013-12-16 19:58
This is not as substantial a statement as expected, after the announcement at the Lib Dem conference. Consultation has already been carried out and is available for reading on the Planning Portal. The decision from the consultation was that self-builders would be exempt. Indeed, it further went on to say that projects that had triggered S106 liability would also be exempt, as would extensions. Is it not time that this forum exerted more pressure on the Government to make a decision. Is it that hard?
 

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