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New draft legislation requires councils to provide more land for custom and self build housing

15 October 2015

A new piece of government legislation sets out plans to double the number of self build and custom build homes by the end of the decade.

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#5 Keith Heazle 2015-10-31 11:40
It's only really proposing setting up a register of people interested in self build, but doesn't say how LDC's are going to use that info. We are registered with South Norfolk DC, a Vanguard Self build council who have taken our name and done nothing else. Whe we did find a plot and enquired to the Self Build officer we were referred to the normal Planning Dept and told not to mention the Self Build register, our PPQ would be passed back to him. As per a previous comment, discounted planning fees would be useful, as with exemption from S106 and CIL liability. S register of local contractors prepared to work alongside self builders would also be useful.
 
 
#4 E.C.Anderson 2015-10-30 18:14
Why all the negative responses? If the legislation is there then use it if the need arises, if you never need to use it then don't complain and surely if you are looking for plots Antony then make sure you keep in touch with your council and get the information from them, it's no use sitting at home expecting everybody else to chase round after you.
 
 
#3 John Mulley 2015-10-30 14:45
Its refreshing that the government are putting house building "on the front page". Like everything the idea of custom homes has to be marketed full on and regularly. The Self Build Portal is a useful part of the promotion of custom/self build. Just more info and local contacts need to be developed. By who?? LPA's?
I have noticed that there are a lot of developers now providing plots and simple things like no PP needed to convert offices to homes is a major step forward. Exciting Times!!
 
 
#2 Fred Wheatley 2015-10-29 18:33
I predict that this will turn out to be yet another case if the government saying one thing and doing the opposite. Look at the Class Q GPDO. A specious bit of nonsense which was purported to allow more redundant farm buildings to be used for housing. They wrote into the more than enough scope for the planning authorities to block many applications. 50% of applications refused and 90% of appeals refused. Just like the false claims to get affordable homes tax off self builders, a deceit.
 
 
#1 Antony Atkins 2015-10-29 17:31
Er, and how well advertised will these council-run registers be? For LPAs that actively discourage small infill plots and impose punitive levels of S106 and CIL taxes, they will simply mention the register deep down somewhere on their websites, and wait for a trickle of responses to demonstrate low demand and allow them to quietly bury this issue.
 

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