Government & policy

Self Build stays on the agenda with new cabinet ...

17/Sep/2019

The new cabinet is coming out in support of Custom and Self Build as a part of a wider route to growing housing supply in the UK ...

IEA calls for ‘lighter touch’ for self-build as part of ...

27/Aug/2019

The Institute of Economic Affairs recently published Raising the Roof, a report on solving the UK’s housing crisis, including a call for a “lighter touch” in terms of planning to facilitate ...

Jenrick and McVey replace Brokenshire and Malthouse in core housing ...

25/Jul/2019

Boris Johnson has announced Robert Jenrick as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Esther McVey as Housing Minister. ...

NaCSBA’s calls for a Help to Build to mirror the ...

23/Jul/2019

NaCSBA has responded to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Help to Buy – Equity Loan Scheme Progress Review with written evidence, calling for Government to back a Help to Build ...

New ‘Housing in Jeopardy’ PAC report stresses problems with 300,000 ...

10/Jul/2019

As part of the Planning and the Broken Housing Market Inquiry, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently published a report, New Housing in Jeopardy, highlighting serious flaws with the planning ...

Game changing planning appeal grants Self Build site due to ...

28/Jun/2019

A planning inspector has allowed plans for 30 Self Build plots in Woodville, Swadlincote, following North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) initial refusal to grant outline planning permission. Lauren Land ...

Planning system problems threaten government’s 300,000 housing target, finds PAC ...

27/Jun/2019

The Public Accounts Committee has found that inherent problems in the planning system seriously jeopardises government's 300,000 annual new homes target ...

Nearly two thirds of Help to Buy users could have ...

20/Jun/2019

The National Audit Office has published a report that states that nearly two thirds of Help to Buy users could have afforded a home regardless. ...

Lack of policy secures Self Build permission outside development boundaries ...

17/Jun/2019

A lack of provision for Self Build led to to wins for SF Planning in cases outside village boundaries ...

Local Authority model supports planners to assess long-term demand for ...

12/Jun/2019

Produced with Right to Build Task Force input, the Three Dragons model for assessing Custom and Self Build demand is a core tool for all local authorities. ...