Policy & guidance

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 ...

STA publishes new guidance on SIPs – structural insulated panel ...

16/Jan/2021

The Structural Timber Association has published new guidance for stakeholders for annyone wanting to build with Structural Insulated Panels The Structural Timber Association has published new guidance for stakeholders for ...

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 ...

Richard Bacon MP guests on Have We Got Planning News ...

07/Dec/2020

Self build champion Richard Bacon MP guests on Have We Got Planning News For You, watch live on or catch up after on YouTube ...

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 ...

Planning for the Future – NaCSBA responds ...

29/Oct/2020

NaCSBA has submitted its Planning for the Future consultation response, setting out its priorities for custom build and self build homes in the reform ...

1 in 3 SME house builders want broken planning system ...

29/Oct/2020

The Federation of Master Builders has found that 1 in 3 SME house builders want the broken planning system fixed, to support construction ...

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 ...