The government’s Autumn Statement lays the groundwork for home building reform, with a focus on increased funding, affordability and diversifying housing supply
Government has announced new housing measures that favour speed and volume, including six new housing zones, a new Garden Town and an £18 million ‘Capacity’ fund
New Sources of Supply inquiry calls for government support for self, custom build and community builders as a way of unlocking the sector’s massive potential to supply tens of thousands of homes a year.
Serviced-plots legislation comes into effect on the 31 October 2016 when The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 commence in full, requiring councils to supply serviced plots to would be builders within three years from them registering their interest.
A conference promoting self and custom build in Scotland was warmly received by the range of public and private sector attendees last month.
NaCSBA met Sajid Javid and Gavin Barwell to lobby for support for self and custom build, which was warmly recieved by the ministers as a viable route to housing supply
A new £3bn Home Building Fund has been created by the government to increase the number of new homes in England, specifically targeting custom builders as part of a diversified route to housing supply
The MOD has announced another land release, providing space for a total of 39,000 homes to be built across the UK. Custom builders should get involved.
The National Housing Taskforce needs evidence for custom build and cohousing. The National CLT Network and CIOB are both seeking submissions to support and promote housing diversification in the UK
Gavin Barwell MP has been appointed the new Housing Minister in Prime Minister Theresa May’s new cabinet, responsible for all housing, planning and neighbourhood policy planning.