lhsbanner buildregisters oran

lhsbanner csbtk blue

News

Task Force promotes community-led housing with awards of free advice

Following a call for applications earlier in the year, the Right to Build Task Force has awarded five organisations free help in the form of tailored expert advice.

Read more

Get inspired by Netherland's Custom and Self-build homes

The Netherlands has been leading the way in innovation for Custom and Self-build homes, so get inspired by some of the various routes it uses to give people a tailor-made home.&....

Read more

RUSS training day: From proposal to Planning

RUSS is running a one-day workshop for community-led groups, the second module in its education programme. 

Read more

Could your grand design be built in a flying factory?

A flying factory is way of building a Self- or Custom Build home with all the benefits offered by building in a precision-factory environment, but on site.

Read more

Community groups should take up learnings from free Right to Build Expos

The Right to Build Task Force has announced four more Expos fo....

Read more

Case Studies

Bath Street Collective Custom Build

Bath Street Collective Custom Build

Read more

Planning for retirement with Potton

Read more
Bakers Shaw

Bakers Shaw mixed build-method Passivhaus

Read more
Beattie Passive house

Manx passive home

Read more

Contemporary Timber Frame Home

Read more

Passivhaus Family Farmhouse

Read more

Steel Farm

Read more

Merlin Haven

Read more

Timber Frame Home, Ventnor

Read more

Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

Read more

Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

Read more

Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

Read more

Cookham Dean, Berkshire

Read more

Harvest House

Read more

Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

Read more

Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

Read more

Forevergreen House

Read more

Housing People Building Communities

Read more

Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

Read more

Manor Farm, Kirton

Read more

Straw-baling, Perthshire

Read more

Findhorn

Read more

Almere, Holland

Read more

Hockerton

Read more

Top tips

Utility Connections

Utility Connections Read more

Government outlines how the Section 106 affordable housing exemption might work for self builders and home extenders

cil-exemption-passes-image

24 March 2014

The Government’s proposals for exempting self and custom builders from Section 106 contributions have been revealed in a new Consultation document posted on the Department for Communities and Local Government website over the weekend.

Comments  

 
#2 Adrian Brink 2014-10-28 12:59
Presumably NasBA will ask the government to backdate any reimbursement - though the question is how far.
 
 
#1 caius 2014-04-23 10:45
If you could lobby the govt to allow the exemption to be applied to sites and projects where a commuted sum has been agreed but not yet paid, it would be massively helpful. Remember that many projects end up with S106 agreements being formed on a valuer's opinion of the permitted plans. When the self build lender comes along with a different, lower valuation the size of the 106 formerly agreed versus the amount the bank is willing to lend is the moment the project becomes unviable. To unblock this, it's not simply enough to say that all schemes going forward can be exempt; it's the schemes that have stalled at this stage already that need to be got going too. It's clear central govt's intent was never for small self build sites to have S106's applied, so really, the exemptions should extend to giving refunds to anyone who self-built, paid a 106 and still lives in the home they built
 

Have your say

You need to sign in to be able to post comments

Sign in Register