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 councils, experienced developers and landowners are capitalising on the Right to Build.

Get expert one-to-one help and advice.

FREE tickets for Local Authorities, NaCSBA members and Wood For Good members.

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All Local Authorities in England now have a legal duty to prepare and publicise ‘Right to Build’ demand registers for people in their areas that want to commission their own home. They must also grant planning permission for sufficient ‘shovel ready’ plots to meet the demand on their registers within three years.

Now is the time for those implementing the Right to Build – local authorities, community groups, landowners and developers – to harness the potential of the new legislative framework and unlock custom and self build housing opportunities in their area.

Right to Build Expo brings together all the players you need to meet and hear from to kick start your own Right to Build success story. From politics and planning to practice and delivery it bridges the gap between those with profound custom and self build experience and groups who still need to get there.

You will get unrivalled insight into the best way to get started, from the people who have actually done it.  Be inspired by panel discussions with leaders of local developments. Get advice on legal, financial, and political practicalities. Hear case studies from local and international custom and self build schemes and particular opportunities for Garden Towns.

After a networking lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to book an individual appointment with experts relevant to you in a market forum session.

Choose from a series of masterclasses which drill into the detail of viability considerations, finance and mortgage availability, how you can implement Right to Build, facilitate building plots and enable community-led custom and self build housing.

  • Right to Build Registers and assessing demand
  • Mortgage and finance availability
  • How to implement Right to Build
  • How to facilitate building plots
  • The neighbourhood planning dimension – how to incorporate Custom and Self Build housing into a Neighbourhood Plan


Confirmed speakers include:

RICHARD BACON MP, Right to Build Task Force Ambassador and Chair of APPG for Self Build Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking

ADAM BROADWAY, Managing Director, Instinctively Green Ltd

BRIAN BURT, Homes and Communities Agency

LAWRENCE CASTLE, Self / Custom Build Regional Manager of South Cambridgeshire District Council



ANDREW LONGLEY, North Northants Joint Planning and Delivery Unit

JOHN PALMER, Enhabit Ltd

MARK STEVENSON, Managing Director of Potton & NaCSBA Executive Committee Member

JACQUELINE TELLINGA, Project Manager, Almere Council in the Netherlands

MARIO WOLF, Director of Right To Build Task Force

CLLR BARRY WOOD, Deputy Ambassador and Leader of Cherwell District Council

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 ‘how-to’s from other regions. Get directly connected to expert support from the Task Force and understand how to maximize the full potential of the Right to Build demand registers.

This Right to Build Expo is the second in a series of regionally-focussed Task Force events which will run nationally between 2017 and 2019.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking at the venue (Castle Theatre) and trains run frequently from Wellingborough to and from Nottingham and St Pancras in London.


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