Government & policy

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 ...

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. ...