NEWS

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 ...

Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding updated ...

11/Feb/2021

Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding, the first update since the legislation was passed ...

Chief Planners newsletter flags contribution of custom and self build ...

11/Feb/2021

In her most recent Planning Newsletter, Chief Planner Joanna Averley stressed the role that custom and self build has in securing greater housing diversity, and its contribution to empowering people ...

Community Housing Fund awarded £4million funding ...

08/Feb/2021

Government has allocated £4million funding to the Community Housing Fund to support communities to bring forward a range of housing ...

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 ...

Veterans move into self build scheme in Herefordshire ...

02/Feb/2021

A scheme providing homes and work skills for homeless veterans has been completed, allowing six veterans to move on with their lives ...

Dissertation: how local authority practice can support housing diversity ...

26/Jan/2021

A new dissertation reviews how local authority practice can support housing diversity, including custom and self build and community led housing ...

Rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes ...

22/Jan/2021

Government has announced rigorous new energy efficiency standards launched for new build homes, including scaled targets for anyone building this year ...

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 ...

Reverse charge VAT looms, despite further calls to scrap the ...

17/Jan/2021

has been delayed until 1 October 2020, giving the construction SMEs more time to prepare for the change ...