In the news . . .

Council Obligation To Provide Plots

Local planning authorities in England now have a legal obligation to service the delivery of sufficient serviced building plots to meet local demand for selfbuild and custom build homes under the new Housing and Planning Act 2016, which came into effect on October 31.

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November 2016

Javid: Time To Get Building

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has acknowledged the government’s poor track record for delivering new homes and has promised new measures to speed up the supply of new housing

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October 2016

Funding support for Highlands selfbuilders

Selfbuilders in the Scottish Highlands are to be given more help to carry out their self-build projects, thanks to an increase in loan funding from the Scottish government.

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September 2016

RIBA call to reduce taxes on insulation and solar panels

The government has been urged to use VAT flexibility to boost construction and bring down costs in the wake of Brexit.

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August 2016

Brexit effect on Selfbuiders

Selfbuilders can expect to see an immediate rise in construction and labour costs as a result of the Brexit vote, according to the National Custom and Self Build Association.

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July 2016

NaCSBA welcomes 106 decision

The National Custom and Self Build Association has welcomed the Court of Appeal’s ruling on Section 106 agreements.

Selfbuilders and other small developers will no longer have to pay the council tax towards local infrastructure after the recent Appeal Court’s decision.

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June 2016