Government & policy

Government sets out housing agenda, with a commitment to housing ...

16/Nov/2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick set out the government's ambition for housing diversity to be a core element of its wider housing policy ...

Tracking self build register activity with Freedom of Information requests ...

03/Nov/2020

NaCSBA has launched its 2020 Freedom of Information request of all plan making authorities in England, to assess progress against the Right to Build ...

Government announces review of Right to Build legislation ...

30/Oct/2020

Robert Jenrick has commited to a review of the Right to Build legislation to ensure that councils are fulfilling their duties and help more people to build ...

Chorley planning appeal stresses role of secondary demand data ...

24/Aug/2020

A planning application has been approved at appeal, taking wider demand data in to consideration beyond the local Right to Build register ...

Planning reform good news for custom and self build sector ...

06/Aug/2020

The government’s recently published Planning for the Future consultation paper sets out a vision for planning reform that improves the outlook for custom and self build. The National and Custom and ...

Zoning could hold the solution to planning reform says Centre ...

14/Jul/2020

Think tank Centre for Cities as proposed a system of zoning as an essential planning reform to get more houses built, in the right places. ...

2020 NaCSBA Annual General Meeting ...

07/Jul/2020

The NaCSBA AGM took place by Zoom this year, but members can watch the clip or download the presentations in the Members' Area ...

Build, Build, Build our way out of the crisis, says ...

02/Jul/2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a series of plans to aid the recovery of the nation through a comprehensive “new deal” package, including £5bn of funding for infrastructure projects. ...

Corona’s impact on the wider homes market ...

09/Jun/2020

Changing work practices and challenges stemming from Coronavirus look set to seriously limit new housing delivery - and possibly leading to planning reform to bolster activity ...

Coronavirus: Undertaking building work for self builders and developers ...

11/May/2020

Anyone planning to restart a site should review NaCSBA's guidance for the safe return to work ...