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Many councils take action to boost private homebuilding

10 July 2015

More than 130 local councils in England (39%) are already taking action to help boost the opportunities available for people who want to build their own homes.

This is one of the conclusions of the first comprehensive survey of custom and self build activity across all local councils in England. The work has been undertaken by the research and development team at the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA). The team is spearheading a year-long initiative that involves researching international best practice, and working with local councils to help them create opportunities for the provision and building of more affordable homes by private homebuilders.

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#4 Nana Akua 2015-07-31 22:30
It's so true re london I live in Ealing borough. Who are so not interested they say they have not got enough land for themselfs let alone for self build. If I find any land that they have not seen they will utilise for themself!! That's ext the right to build will be so good it will force them to proceed or we I can sue!
 
 
#3 roger clemas 2015-07-31 21:45
With a shortage of suitable self build plots available nationwide and the high cost of those available,the Government should address this problem in the forthcoming Housing Bill or in Planning 'Guidance' to Planning Authorities.
They have clarified policy on barn conversions by saying that a sustainability test should not be applied as many barns are located on the edges of villages or in open countryside.
Similarly, if planning applications for self build plots were not subject to sustainability tests (e.g. footpath access to village amenities)this would increase land availability for self build and at the same time reduce the cost of land for this purpose. I hope NaCSBA can exert pressure on the Dept of Communities to include the above proposal
 
 
#2 jim driscoll 2015-07-31 15:58
IS THERE ANY SELF BUILD HELP OR PLOTS AVAILABLE IN NORTH DORSET?
 
 
#1 P Johnson 2015-07-23 09:14
I, m in sudbury suffolk, how to get council interested?
 

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