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Details of the new 'Right to Build' initiative for self builders emerges

 

Planning Minister Nick Boles MP (left) debates the 'Right to Build' initiative with Kevin McCloud at a special seminar during National Custom & Self Build Week at the Grand Designs Live exhibition on London yesterday

7 May 2014

More details of the new 'Right to Build' initiative, originally announced in the Chancellor's Budget Speech last month, have emerged following a talk by Planning Minister Nick Boles, as part of National Custom & Self Build Week.

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#2 Matt Smith 2014-06-07 16:08
It will be interesting to see how many sites become available in area of high demand - London and the S/E and how many will become available in areas where homes are readily available. Will councils be given the teeth to supply plots for self builders or will the developers win out (as has happened for the last 20 years)

The young are increasingly looking towards self build housing because it will prove to be more affordable than buying through the market.
 
 
#1 Antony Atkins 2014-05-12 08:43
I think Right to Build will kill off most small developer-build ers, who will switch to providing serviced plots instead because the taxation is so heavy.

In one of my local areas (Wokingham), for example, the CIL tax runs to £365/m2. This means each 4-bed of reasonable size (say 140m2 plus an 18m2 single garage) will cost £57,760 in CIL. In addition, if the developer has 5 or more houses (or a plot larger than 0.16 hectares), she must give away 35% of the site for social housing. The CIL assumes a construction cost of just £850/m2, which is the cost structure of a volume housebuilder with economies of scale, not a small builder. Housebuilding and Renovating magazine quotes a figure more like £1300 per m2 for a "good" level of quality.

Facing these costs, small developer-build ers are going to be driven out of business. Self-builders, in contrast, don't have to pay for CIL or social housing, so it's logical for developers to shift to supplying that market instead.
 

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