Government & policy

Richard Bacon commissioned to review custom and self build ...

27/Apr/2021

As part of the recently announced Action Plan for custom and self build, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commissioned the Bacon Review to assess the opportunities and barriers to growth ...

Increase in housing starts as nationwide prices surge ...

22/Mar/2021

Housing starts are up, shows new data, with house prices surging in the busiest sellers market for a decade. ...

Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding updated ...

11/Feb/2021

Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding, the first update since the legislation was passed ...

New National Model Design Code sets out provision for custom ...

04/Feb/2021

Government has announced a new National Model Design Code together with other proposals that will boosts the outcome for self and custom build ...

Rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes ...

22/Jan/2021

Government has announced rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes, including scaled targets for anyone building this year ...

Coronavirus: Working safely on site for self builders and developers ...

12/Jan/2021

Anyone planning to restart a site should review NaCSBA's guidance for working safely on site during the pandemic ...

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 ...