Local government

Call for SME housebuilders to play greater role in delivery ...

29/Apr/2021

The Centre for Policy Studies has published The Housing Guarantee report calling for SME housebuilders to play a far greater role in housing, helping to boost housing delivery rather than housing ...

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 ...

£25million Self and Custom Build Land Release Fund launched by ...

19/Apr/2021

One Public Estate has opend the £25million Self and Custom Build Land Release Fund for applications by local authorities for sites on land they own ...

Jenrick approves mayors London Plan after year’s delay ...

23/Feb/2021

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan for the city has finally been approved by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick after nearly a year of delays. Jenrick had ordered 11 changes to be ...

Right to Regenerate could force councils to bring land to ...

18/Jan/2021

Councils could be forced to sell public sector land and buildings in a new Right to Regenerate, as announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. The new scheme will “cut red ...

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 ...

Custom and self build planning guidance launched by Right to ...

30/Oct/2020

Launched to coincide with Right to Build Day, 30 October 2020, the Right to Build Task Force is publishing the first notes of its comprehensive new suite of guidance, specifically ...

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 ...

Tunbridge Wells draft local plan makes provision for 700 plots ...

02/Aug/2020

In its emerging Local Plan, Tunbridge Wells is recommending a percentage policy to meet demand for custom and self build plots ...

2019 Freedom of Information: final data on local authority Right ...

27/Jul/2020

NaCSBA's final analysis of local authority activity around the Right to Build reflects the barriers facing people wanting to build their own home ...