MP Richard Bacon together with NaCSBA’s Michael Holmes and Ted Stevens have successfully led a study trip to The Netherlands on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Custom and Self Build.
The delegation comprised councillors from throughout the UK, including Glasgow, Oxford, Nottingham and Teignbridge – all hoping to learn how Dutch development models can be transferred to similar projects in the UK.
Delegates were shown many successful schemes in Amsterdam, Nieuw Leyden (above image), Almere and The Hague by the various development teams responsible for self and custom build in the vicinities. In addition to reviewing successfully completed self build projects, the delegation was introduced to a number of group housing projects and self refurb schemes that have become highly popular in The Netherlands, which make use of otherwise redundant buildings.
Further detail of the visit can be found here.