Boost for aspiring self builders

Boost for aspiring self builders

Self builders will find it much easier to kick-start their dreams of building a home with the launch of new registers to support eager builders find plots.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced that from 1st April councils will have to keep a register of aspiring self and custom house builders when planning for future housing and land use.

As part of Government plans to deliver more homes, new measures and guidance have been put in place to set out the procedure local authorities will have to take when people wish to register their interest for a plot of land.

The Housing and Planning Minister said that more and more people want to build their own home and today’s move will help unlock the massive potential the custom build industry has to expand and help meet our future housing needs. Brandon Lewis said: “Many other countries have a track record of delivering large numbers of local homes through self-build and we’re determined to ensure self and custom housebuilding grows significantly. The new registers are a fantastic example of our commitment to double the number of custom and self build homes by 2020 – so anyone who wishes to design their dream house can do so.”


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