Local government

New National Design Guide for homes announced ...

01/Nov/2019

A new National Design Guide sets out the principles of good design that should help practice create better and more beautiful places ...

Build It magazine launches Self Build Education House at Graven ...

28/Oct/2019

The Build It Self Build Education House - a new resource for would-be builders - has officially been opened at Graven Hill in Bicester ...

Over half of English Local Authorities support self build housing ...

25/Oct/2019

Analysis by the Right to Build Task Force has found that over half of all English local authorities now have plans, or emerging plans, with custom and self build provision ...

Shropshire Council backs multi-plot Self Build site ...

26/Sep/2019

Shropshire Council is continuing its proactive approach with an application for a 37 Self Build plot site in London Road ...

Right to Build Day on 30 October to test planning ...

24/Sep/2019

The 30th October 2019 marks the date on which councils must demonstrate whether they have granted sufficient ‘development permissions’ for the 18,000 people signed up to their local Custom and ...

Right to Build drives work stream for multi-plot sites ...

19/Sep/2019

This October marks the first Right to Build Day, when councils must demonstrate how they are fulfilling their duties under the Right to Build legislation, and NaCSBA expects the number ...

Scottish Planning Act requires authorities to maintain lists of aspiring ...

12/Sep/2019

The new Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 requires planning authorities to maintain a list of people wishing to Self Build ...

Shelter highlights 280,000 shortfall in homes completed, compared to permissions ...

15/Aug/2019

Shelter's data indicates a 280,000 shortfall between planning permissions granted and the number of homes built out since 2013 ...

Custom and Self Build training with the Right to Build ...

30/Jul/2019

Until 15 August, the Enabling Custom and Self Build Housing Training is half price! Brought to you by the Right to Build Task Force the training is ideal for planning, ...

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. ...