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Task Force Experts

Adam Roake is a developer and an architect with over thirty-three years’ experience in mixed use urban development, including nine years as a main board director of Goldcrest Land Limited. He was a CABE Enabler advising local authorities and project promoters on good design and ‘Building for Life’ quality considerations and he wasmember of the … Continue reading Task Force Experts

Taskforce Manager Role

You will work closely with the Task Force Director to manage the day-to-day operation of the Task Force. A central part of this role will involve co-ordinating a panel of up to 20 Experts and setting-up, managing and evaluating projects undertaken by the Task Force for organisations it supports. There may also be the opportunity … Continue reading Taskforce Manager Role

Presentations from the Right to Build Expo

Download any of the presentations from the expo by clicking the links below. The Right to Build Task Force: Supporting Custom & Self Build delivery in the UK, Mario Wolf, Task Force Director Opportunities for Custom & Self Build across North Northamptonshire, Andrew Longley, Head of North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit Delivery of … Continue reading Presentations from the Right to Build Expo

Richard Bacon MP addresses Right to Build Expo Northants

  On Nov 7th 2017 Castle Theatre, North Northants hosted the second regional Right to Build Expo. Audience members heard Richard Bacon MP speak about Self-Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and place-making.

Task Force announces ground breaking new demand assessment tool and more Task Force experts

  The second regional Right to Build Expo kicked off today in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, bringing together stakeholders from industry, local authorities and landowners. Since its launch the Task Force has received significant interest from around the UK and is now agreeing project briefs with a range of clients. There has been considerable interest in how … Continue reading Task Force announces ground breaking new demand assessment tool and more Task Force experts

Full programme for RtB Expo Northants

The running order for Nov 7th’s second Right to Build Expo in Wellingborough, Northants now available online:   Click here for final programme!   Highlights of the day are set to be: The opportunity to book 1:1 sessions with our sponsors BuildStore, Potton and other exhibitors in the Market Forum Practical lessons from Almere Council … Continue reading Full programme for RtB Expo Northants

Richard Bacon MP addresses 1st Right to Build Expo, 18 Sep ’17

Last month Aylesbury Vale District Council hosted the first regional Right to Build Expo. Following a keynote address from the Minister for Housing and Planning, Richard Bacon MP addressed an audience of planners, architects, custom build providers, surveyors, builders and local authorities. REGISTER NOW FOR THE NEXT RIGHT TO BUILD EXPO ON 7 NOVEMBER Powered … Continue reading Richard Bacon MP addresses 1st Right to Build Expo, 18 Sep ’17

REGISTER NOW ! 7 NOVEMBER

Right to Build Expo: Unlocking the potential of Custom & Self Build housing Kick start your own Right to Build success story. Network and share your experiences of the Right to Build so far. Learn about the new Right to Build Task Force and what it could do for you. Find out about how pioneering … Continue reading REGISTER NOW ! 7 NOVEMBER

First expo slides now available…

Michael Holmes presentation 18 September ’17 Mario Wolf Task Force presentation 18 September ’17 Aylesbury Vale District Council presentation 18 September ’17 Bucks Building Society presentation 18 September ’17 Masterclass on RTB Registers and Assessing Demand 18 September ’17 Alexander De Vries Leiden slides – 18 September ’17 Richard Bacon slides – 18 September ’17 … Continue reading First expo slides now available…

7 November ’17 for second regional Right to Build Expo

Following the huge success of the first event in Buckinghamshire, we are delighted to announce the second regional Right to Build Expo. The Right to Build Task Force’s series of regional Expos will continue to build on its most successful elements and be honed by feedback to take the event from strength to strength. The … Continue reading 7 November ’17 for second regional Right to Build Expo

Housing minister on Right to Build Expo Aylesbury “a fantastic demonstration”

  “A fantastic chance to talk to people who really know how to get these projects off the ground”    “Really helpful and engaging”   Just a couple of the comments received from Right to Build Expo attendees. The hugely successful Right to Build Expo in Aylesbury earlier this month demonstrated the growing energy in the … Continue reading Housing minister on Right to Build Expo Aylesbury “a fantastic demonstration”

Programme released for Right to Build Expo: Unlocking the potential of Custom and Self Build Housing

A detailed programme is now available for the Right to Build Expo on 18 September in Aylesbury, Bucks. Click here for the programme Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning features in a fantastic line-up of speakers which also includes Alexander De Vries, Project Manager from Nieuw Leyden in The Netherlands and … Continue reading Programme released for Right to Build Expo: Unlocking the potential of Custom and Self Build Housing

RIGHT TO BUILD TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES DEPUTY AMBASSADORS

Three new experts join NaCSBA’s expert team to aid the growth of Custom and Self Build housing in the UK The National Custom and Self Build Association’s (NaCSBA) Task Force has announced its three latest recruits, who will be joining the expert team as ambassadors to help boost and integrate Custom and Self Build housing … Continue reading RIGHT TO BUILD TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES DEPUTY AMBASSADORS

Registration open for Right To Build Expo, Sep 18th in Aylesbury, Bucks

Tickets have now gone live for the first in a new series of regional Right To Build Expos which will be taking place around the UK between 2017 and 2019. Sign up for your place at the Right to Build Expo now to galvanize you and your team with in-depth access to success stories and … Continue reading Registration open for Right To Build Expo, Sep 18th in Aylesbury, Bucks

Location of first Garden Villages announced

The Government has announced the first 14 garden villages across the country which collectively could deliver more than 48,000 homes. Garden Villages are distinct new settlements, each with between 1,500 and 10,000 homes and their own community facilities. Government is making available £6m in project support funding to local authorities over the next two years, … Continue reading Location of first Garden Villages announced

New annual £60 million Community Housing Fund launched

A new annual £60 million Community Housing Fund has been launched by Government to help 148 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities. The Fund comes in the form of a grant to local authorities to support local community affordable housing projects aimed at first-time buyers. The first year … Continue reading New annual £60 million Community Housing Fund launched

New £15m investment fund launched for larger-scale community-led housing projects

Big Society Capital has launched a £15m investment facility for social investors to fund large-scale community-led housing projects across the UK. The facility will provide development finance to larger, mainly urban, community-led housing projects after they have received planning permission. It is expected that such projects will require a mix of funding that includes both … Continue reading New £15m investment fund launched for larger-scale community-led housing projects

Planning secured for national large-scale custom build pilot project

Construction work will begin shortly on the 122 home custom build project at Park Prewett in Basingstoke. Basingstoke and Deane Council’s Development Control Committee has granted outline planning permission for the development at The Spinney, Aldermaston Road, Park Prewett, Basingstoke (Reference BDB/7477). Permission is subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement and Conditions. … Continue reading Planning secured for national large-scale custom build pilot project
Houses of Parliament

New Self-build and Custom Housebuilding legislation now in force

New rules came into effect on 31 October 2016 which amended the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and implemented Chapter 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 which sets out provisions to support self-build and custom housebuilding. This means that the second and final part of the Right to Build, placing a duty … Continue reading New Self-build and Custom Housebuilding legislation now in force

Neighbourhood Plan in rural Norfolk includes self build percentage policy

The recently adopted Neighbourhood Plan for Great Plumstead, Little Plumstead and Thorpe End Garden Village in Norfolk has set out a strategy for delivering more opportunities for people to build their own homes. The Plan includes a policy that all new housing developments of 20 or more homes should consider allocating at least five per … Continue reading Neighbourhood Plan in rural Norfolk includes self build percentage policy

Persimmon to provide serviced plots on a 85 home scheme in Sheffield

The UK’s second largest housebuilder, Persimmon, is embracing self and custom build housing by providing nine self build plots on a 85 home project in Breighton Road, Sheffield. The latest project builds on the firm’s success at Ingleby Barwick in County Durham (where 55 plots are selling well) and at Elmwood Park Green, Newcastle Great … Continue reading Persimmon to provide serviced plots on a 85 home scheme in Sheffield

Teignbridge’s Supplementary Planning Document wins national award

Teignbridge District Council’s trail-blazing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has helped it win the top national award for being the most supportive custom build local authority in the country. The SPD was developed in 2014 and 2015, and was officially adopted as council policy in July of this year. Leader of the council, Jeremy Christophers said: … Continue reading Teignbridge’s Supplementary Planning Document wins national award

More that 250 custom build homes included in Basildon estate regeneration scheme

An innovative approach to providing future residents with a big say in the design and layout of their homes is one of the key features of a major £200m estate regeneration project in Essex. Almost half of the properties on the 560 home mixed-tenure Beechwood West development can be personalised by their future occupants. All … Continue reading More that 250 custom build homes included in Basildon estate regeneration scheme

Low cost modular custom build Starter Home costs less than £50k

An innovative design for a modular Starter Home has won the 2016 Self Build on a Shoestring competition. The design delivers a low energy, simple-to-construct 66 sq m house for £49,600. If the homes were mass produced the cost would come down to just £46,300 (excluding land costs). The team behind the design want to … Continue reading Low cost modular custom build Starter Home costs less than £50k

All 27 serviced plots on a custom build development in Teesside quickly purchased.

Work has now begun on the £1m infrastructure, drainage and servicing works for the plots on the Wynyard Park development, about eight miles south west of Hartlepool. The developer behind the scheme was taken aback by the speed with which the plots were sold, and he now plans to provide more opportunities for self-builders in … Continue reading All 27 serviced plots on a custom build development in Teesside quickly purchased.
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