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Join the Right to Build Task Force for valuable Custom and Self Build Training

Join the Right to Build Task Force on the 15 October for Enabling Custom and Self Build Housing training, in association with Trowers & Hamlins, The training focuses on the implementation and fulfilment of the duties imposed by Right to Build legislation, and until the 15 August has a fantastic half price ticket offer. Find out more … Continue reading Join the Right to Build Task Force for valuable Custom and Self Build Training

Three Dragons Custom and Self Build Assessment Demand Model

The Custom and Self Build Housing model produced by Three Dragons, with support from the Right to Build Task Force, is now available to a range of stakeholders, following successful trials with local authorities working on their local plans. Created by specialist housing and planning consultancy Three Dragons, the model measures the potential demand for … Continue reading Three Dragons Custom and Self Build Assessment Demand Model

Herefordshire planning appeal stresses need for councils to meet Custom and Self Build demand

A Government Planning Inspector has granted outline planning permission for up to five Self Build homes in open countryside outside Bromsberrow Heath, a small village near Ledbury in Herefordshire. The appeal decision* overturned Forest of Dean District Council’s original refusal to grant outline planning permission, with the council’s activities around their duties under the Right … Continue reading Herefordshire planning appeal stresses need for councils to meet Custom and Self Build demand

Right to Build Task Force updates PSE Executive on Custom and Self Build sector

Recently Right to Build Task Force Director Mario Wolf gave an update to the Public Sector Executive on the situation for Custom and Self Build in the country, covering the sectors potential for delivering more and better homes. Take a look to find out how the sector can help build communities and make a real contribution … Continue reading Right to Build Task Force updates PSE Executive on Custom and Self Build sector

Teignbridge launches self build guides for communities, landowners and small builders

Longtime pioneer in self build, Teignbridge District Council has worked with experts from the Right to Build Task Force to create two new guides for anyone wanting to help provide more custom and self build homes. The two guides have very different, but key, areas of focus: community-led housing and landowners/builders. Leader of Teignbridge District … Continue reading Teignbridge launches self build guides for communities, landowners and small builders

Expert Panel – call for specialised experts to join the Right to Build Task Force

This spring the Right to Build Task Force is seeking to add to the experience on its panel by recruiting more Custom and Self Build Experts.Applicants must have a deep practical knowledge and demonstrable experience relating specially to the delivery of Custom and Self Build housing. Given our growing workload, we are particularly keen to … Continue reading Expert Panel – call for specialised experts to join the Right to Build Task Force

RIBA calls for more support for the custom, self-build and community-led sector

The RIBA has published a detailed analysis in response to the Letwin Review into build out rates, which is due to announce its final findings shortly. The analysis sets out 10 points for action to improve the housing delivery situation in the UK, with recommendations for planning, industry and local and national government. &nsp; The report, Ten … Continue reading RIBA calls for more support for the custom, self-build and community-led sector

Netherlands visit shows scope of custom and self build models

The Right to Build Task Force recently ran a successful tour to The Netherlands, sharing a range of exciting Custom, Self-build and community-led housing projects with a group made up of planning and housing teams, landowners, developers and more.For the full story visit NaCSBA news, or click on the video from Custom Build Homes, which sponsored … Continue reading Netherlands visit shows scope of custom and self build models

Adam Broadway joins Task Force as Head of New Business

To help grow and develop its activity, the Right to Build Task Force has appointed Adam Broadway as Head of New Business, supporting the Task Force’s ambition to provide targeted support to facilitate the delivery of more Custom Build, Self Build and community-led housing across the UK. A qualified town planner with over 30 years’ … Continue reading Adam Broadway joins Task Force as Head of New Business

Task Force visits Marklake Court and its vision of customised regeneration

The Right to Build Task Force recently visited Marklake Court in London, an innovative customised approach to estate regeneration that provides 27 new homes for existing estate residents. The homes have all enabled residents to leave their existing homes, which are no longer fit for purpose. This solution has enabled residents to downsize, or move … Continue reading Task Force visits Marklake Court and its vision of customised regeneration

Custom and Self Build Housing Discovery Visit September 26 & 27

Register now to join a 2 day Task Force-led visit to Custom and Self Build sites in the Netherlands this September. Read more This visit is sponsored by Custom Build Homes. Custom Build Homes is the UK’s leading dedicated provider of custom build marketing and sales services to landowners, developers, and local authorities providing Demand Assessments, … Continue reading Custom and Self Build Housing Discovery Visit September 26 & 27

Task Force and Dutch Government exchange best practice on custom and self-build

Right To Build Task Force Ambassador Richard Bacon MP spoke recently with Dutch Government at a national conference about the experiences in England of the Right To Build legislation. The focus was on the practicalities and benefits of a policy-led approach for assessing demand for custom and self-build homes. The visit, also attended by Task … Continue reading Task Force and Dutch Government exchange best practice on custom and self-build

Meet some of the 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 Meet some of the Task Force Experts

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

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

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

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

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