Policy & activity

As the voice of the Custom, Self-build and community-led housing sector we lobby for policy change in Governments and official bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

NaCSBA’s policy work

NaCSBA has contributed to the following policy consultations


NaCSBA’s Manifesto for English Government support

National Planning Policy Framework

New London Plan Consultation


Edition 10: Consultation Planning Policy Wales


Contributed to the Scottish debate on Custom and Self-build housing supply

NaCSBA’s activity

NaCSBA’s Manifesto

Click here to read NaCSBA’s Manifesto, which sets out its commitments and priorities.


NaCSBA runs a series of campaigns throughout the year, the most important of which is the Right to Build Portal, which supports consumers looking to find and sign up to their Right to Build registers.

Other activity

In addition to the campaigns, NaCSBA is involved in a range of activities, including attending local meetings and workshops, as well as one off pieces of work.

Freedom of Information Request: Right to Build Registers

We annually research the numbers of people signed up to the Right to Build Registers, using Freedom of Information Request to establish how many people are on the English authorities Right to Build registers, and that the movement has been.

The Long-term Demand Tool for Custom and Self-build Housing

NaCSBA has been developing a tool in conjunction with Three Dragon’s Planning Consultancy to support councils and other stakeholders with longer-term planning for Custom and Self-build Housing. The tool is currently being piloted.

Press centre

Visit the Press Centre for links to our press releases, sharing news about our activity and campaigns.