Duncan Hayes

Press Enquiries

Duncan Hayes manages the Marketing and Communications of NaCSBA, the Right to Build Portal, Self Build Portal and the Right to Build Task Force.
If you are a journalist, producer, reporter, or similar from a broadcasting organisation, newspaper or other media outlet:
Contact our communications team by email. You can also call the press office during office hours: 0771 400 4257

NaCSBA and the Right to Build Task Force Press Releases

Additional NaCSBA work

NaCSBA Campaigns

Beyond official news releases, NaCSBA runs a range of campaigns, details of which can be found on our campaigns pages. These are focused around giving more people the opportunity to create a home through Self or Custom Building. 

Right to Build Day – assessing planning authority around the first close of a base period for the Right to Build

Help to Build – an alternative to the Help to Buy equity loan that supports the new-build market

Right to Build Portal – connecting the public with their local Right to Build registers

Right to Build Policy Commission – improving the situation for the sector around land, planning and finance

Right to Build Toolkit – the home of the Right to Build Task Force, sharing best practice and guidance for professionals

Right to Build Task Force – a NaCSBA initiative supporting stakeholders to deliver more Custom and Self Build

National Custom and Self Build Week – a focal point for a range of activity and publicity

Research and Development – working with the sector for further growth.

Official responses and consultations

NaCSBA frequently responds to call for evidence in consultations and feeds its expertise into national and local debates. These are available to members in the Library area, but a summary of recent activity is shown here.

Redress for Purchases of New Build Homes and the New Homes Ombudsman Technical Consultation

NaCSBS’s written response in August 2019 sets out our argument that properties that meet the definition of self build, as set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, should be outside the scope of the New Homes Ombudsman Scheme.

Public Accounts Committee – Help to Buy Progress Review

NaCSBA CEO’s evidence to the Public Accounts Committee made the case for a version of the Help to Buy scheme for the custom and self build sector – called Help to Build.

Andrew Baddeley-Chappell’s address, House of Commons Reception

NaCSBA CEO’s speech to Gold Corporate Members and leading politicians at its May 2019 House of Commons Reception for National Custom and Self Build Week, setting out sector successes and barriers to growth

NaCSBA’s response to the 2018 NPPF Consultation

NaCSBA sets out the argument for improvements to the draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation, offering guidance for Custom and Self Build.

NaCSBA’s response to the draft Planning Policy Wales: Edition 10

The Edition 10 of Planning Policy Wales consultation requested input from a range of stakeholders. NaCSBA was keen to respond to ensure that the policy included provision for Custom and Self-build housing, as Wales has not adopted the Right to Build Legislation,

NaCSBA’s response to the New London Plan

How Custom and Self Build, and Community-led housing can be incorporated into the New London Plan.

NaCSBA Members Newsletters

Check out our recent newsletters for news and updates on our activities and the sector in general.

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