Government & policy

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. ...

2019 NaCSBA Annual General Meeting ...

20/May/2019

The NaCSBA AGM is on the 25 June at the NSBRC in Swindon. Come along to find out what NaCSBA has been doing to earn congratulations from Kit Malthouse. ...

SME builders show dip in workload for first time in ...

12/May/2019

The FMB has reported that workloads for small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms have dipped for the first time in six years ...

Richard Bacon secures Kit Malthouses support for the Custom and ...

01/May/2019

In a parliamentary debate, Richard Bacon MP secured some significant asks from Housing Minister Kit Malthouse around the custom and self build sector. ...

NaCSBA research highlights unequal picture of Right to Build registers ...

29/Apr/2019

NaCSBA has created a series of maps that illustrate the unequal picture created by the range of approaches local authorities are using to fulfil their duties under the Right to ...

Draft Bristol Local Plan sets out model policy provision for ...

03/Apr/2019

Bristol City Council’s Draft Local Plan, currently out for consultation, has put forward a robust provision for Custom and Self Build in the city, with significant emphasis on the valuable ...

CIL ruling warns of dangers of not following procedure for ...

08/Feb/2019

A High Court decision concerning self build Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) exemption has set out the importance of observing the process to the letter for anyone building their own home. ...