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Right to Build Task Force Custom and Self Build Training

The Right to Build Task Force ran a hugely successful Enabling Custom and Self Build Housing training session on the 15 October, in association with Trowers & Hamlins. The training focused on the implementation and fulfilment of the duties imposed by Right to Build legislation, and included presentations from the Right to Build Task Force’s Director […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Task Force offers free community-led housing support

Five community-led housing organisations are set to benefit from free support thanks to the Right to Build Task Force, which is offering up to five days of tailored expert advice to groups working to deliver their own group project. The Task Force has set aside funding for the work to enable its panel of Experts […]

Task Force support for London Older Lesbian Cohousing and later life living

The Right to Build Task Force has embarked on its first London-based community-led work, advising London Older Lesbian Cohousing (LOLC). In addition, it has committed to working more closely with the new Community Led Housing London Hub to help drive its support for community-led groups in the capital. Announced at the Right to Build Expo: […]


Mario Wolf has been announced as the founding Director of the new Right to Build Task Force. He takes up his new role on secondment from the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Task Force has also announced its first Task Force Expert, Joanne Ellingham from HTA Design LLP; and that East Northamptonshire Council […]

Diversifying the housing market through custom and self-build

Mario Wolf explains how the Right to Build Task Force is aiming to help policy-makers, practitioners and communities harness the opportunities to diversify the UK’s housing market offered by custom- and self-build housing. This article, which has been published in the June edition of the Journal Town & Country Planning, provides an overview of the […]