Policy & guidance

Two councils reduce self build register fees following NaCSBA lobbying ...

20/Feb/2020

Wandsworth and West Lancashire councils have reduced their charges for the self build register, following lobbying by NaCSBA ...

NSBRC’s free professional training day: Understanding Self Build, 30 Jan ...

07/Jan/2020

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre is running a free training event for professionals wanting to hone their practice, on 30 January ...

Energy efficiency becomes political focus in electioneering ...

12/Nov/2019

The new Future Homes Standard proposes sweeping new changes to Building Regs and the energy efficiency of new homes in the UK ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

New ‘Housing in Jeopardy’ PAC report stresses problems with 300,000 ...

10/Jul/2019

As part of the Planning and the Broken Housing Market Inquiry, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently published a report, New Housing in Jeopardy, highlighting serious flaws with the planning ...

Game changing planning appeal grants Self Build site due to ...

28/Jun/2019

A planning inspector has allowed plans for 30 Self Build plots in Woodville, Swadlincote, following North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) initial refusal to grant outline planning permission. Lauren Land ...

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 ...