Maximising the Right to Build legislation

The aim of the Policy Commission is to maximise the opportunity presented by planning legislation, supported by land availability and finance to use Custom and Self build to deliver more and better homes which more people are happy to be built locally.

The Right to Build legislation requires all councils in England to provide for sufficient serviced plots with planning permission to meet local demand, as evidenced by the local Right to Build Register, for Custom and Self Build housing for both individuals and groups.

While the Right to Build applies to England only, the scope of the Commission will in all cases consider equivalent policies across the whole of the UK.

The aim Right to Build Policy Commission is chaired by Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, who runs his own consultancy, Homanity, which focuses on improving the housing and mortgage markets for everyone.

The Virtuous Cycle, below, illustrates how the more custom and self-build homes we build, the more will be made available. NaCSBA members can find out more about the Right to Build Policy Commission in the Library.

The cycle of affordability

Andrew Baddeley-Chappell

Chair, Right to Build Policy Commission

Andrew Baddeley-Chappell

Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and worked in their London and Birmingham Offices, before joining Nationwide Building Society. Andrew undertook a range of increasingly senior roles across the Society including Finance Director of their specialist lending subsidiary, and Head of Mortgage Marketing.

As Head of Mortgages and Savings Policy, Andrew led the Society’s engagement with regulators, politicians, government, trade bodies and the media. Andrew left Nationwide in 2017 setting up his own consultancy, Homanity, focused on improving the housing and mortgage markets for all.

He has worked with government, trade bodies, developers and suppliers. His work includes support for NaCSBA and the Right to Build Task Force. Andrew also chairs the Bank of England Residential Property Forum.
The Right to Build Policy Commission is a NaCSBA campaign