Projects

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County
20 Nov 2017
Osprey Place
Custom Build Homes
Cambridgeshire
approved

Custom Build Homes is bringing on a 32-plot site in March, Cambridgeshire

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07 Nov 2017
Kipling Garages
Leathermarket CBS & igloo Regeneration
London
proposed

Community led organisation, Leathermarket CBS, has submitted plans to Southwark Council for 27 high quality, genuinely affordable homes in Kipling Garages, Bermondsey. 

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07 Nov 2017
Manor Farm
Stretham and Wilburton CLT
Cambridgeshire
complete

The first tenants have moved into the affordable housing scheme, Manor Farm, a development delivered and owned by Stretham and Wilburton CLT.

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07 Nov 2017
Swaffham Prior Affordable Homes
Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust
Cambridgeshire
complete

Swaffham Prior CLT, with the help of three local landowners, has delivered 8 affordable homes for this village in East Cambridgeshire.

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06 Nov 2017
The Leys, Bishop Castle
Czero
Shropshire
approved

Custom Build Developer Czero has obtained detailed planning consent for a range of house designs at The Leys, Bishops Castle.

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05 Nov 2017
Kennett Garden Village
Kennett Community Land Trust
Cambridgeshire
proposed

Kennett CLT are in the process of creating a vision for a new Garden Village in Kennett, East Cambridgeshire.

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31 Oct 2017
Sussex Street Cohousing
Sussex Street Housing
Norfolk
proposed

Sussex Street Cohousing is working towards creating a 17 home community with shared community elements in Norwich

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20 Oct 2017
Repton Road, Willington
Fairgrove Homes
Derbyshire
proposed

Fairgrove Homes is proposing five large custom build homes as part of a larger 42 home site at Repton Road, Willington. The development is currently looking for registrations of interest […]

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16 Oct 2017
Boughton Park
Quinn Estates
Kent
live

Boughton Park in Kent offers 14 self-build serviced plots, brought on by Quinn Estates.

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15 Oct 2017
Somerleyton Road
Brixton Green & igloo Regeneration
London
approved

Community housing group, Brixton Green, has received planning permission for its Somerleyton Road development.

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15 Oct 2017
Station Hill
Linden Homes
Devon
proposed

Linden Homes proposed Station Hill development on the edge of Chudleigh includes 12 self-build plots as part of the larger 230-home site. The self-build plots were allocated under the Teignbridge […]

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09 Oct 2017
West End Development
Haddenham Community Land Trust
Cambridgeshire
proposed

Haddenham CLT has submitted a planning application for its 54-home West End development.

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15 Sep 2017
Purley Rise
TBC
Berkshire
proposed

West Berkshire Council’s Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (HSA DPD) has been approved, which includes one hectare of land at Purley Rise for 35 homes, including an element of self […]

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04 Sep 2017
Pope Street, SE1
Acorn Property Group
London
approved

Acorn Property Group are bringing on six four-storey homes offering buyers the chance to work with architects from the outset to decide layouts and configurations, including garages and studio work […]

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30 Aug 2017
The Shade, Soham
Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham
Cambridgeshire
live

Thrift CLT for Soham and CLT East’s sister company, Palace Green Homes, have united to create a 13-home community-led housing scheme at The Shade in Soham.

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29 Aug 2017
Long Marston Airfield Garden Village
TBC
Warwickshire
proposed

One of the government’s new garden communities, there is a provision for potential self and custom build on the site. 400 dwellings are expected to be built in the next […]

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29 Aug 2017
Sedgefield
ESRG Properties
Durham
proposed

A mixed use development east of Sedgefield Community College that included plans for 19 self-build plots, as part of a larger development of 138 homes, including a care home and […]

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21 Aug 2017
Lowfield Green, YorSpace
YorSpace
North Yorkshire
proposed

YorSpace is a community homes group in York working to bring on 19 community homes in Lowfield Green, York for community self build housing set around a common house and […]

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12 Jul 2017
KM21
Cherwell District Council's Build! programme
Oxfordshire
complete

Cherwell District Council’s Build! programme worked with Sylva Bespoke Design and Build Solutions to bring 21 customised units to market at Newton Close, Bicester. The project was a testing ground […]

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29 Jun 2017
Shawsburn Village
Custom Build Homes from BuildStore
Glasgow
live

Shawsburn Village is a collection of custom built homes, a few miles from Glasgow City Centre. All plots will be fully serviced and are available with Outline Planning Permission. Plots […]

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14 Jun 2017
Eve Lane at Durham Gate
Carillion Arlington Development Partnership
Durham
live

Eve Lane is a development of executive 3- to 4-bed homes, with a choice of 8 different designs on fixed plots. Homes can be made bespoke to a degree with […]

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14 Jun 2017
Northstowe Garden Town
Gallagher
Cambridgeshire
proposed

Northstowe is a new town near Cambridge with the potential for self build plots

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31 May 2017
Water Lilies
Bright Green Futures
Avon
approved

A Bright Green Futures development of 24 self-built or self-finished homes in with a shared garden and natural swimming pond, on the outskirts of Bristol, with underground parking.

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12 May 2017
Ty Ryan
First Choice Housing Association
Wales
live

Ty Ryan is a mix of 16 one- and two-bedroom apartments being built in Wrexham’s Western Gateway. Williams Homes and the Community Self Build Agency are working together with First […]

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02 May 2017
St Clements
London Community Land Trust
London
complete

London Community Land Trust (London CLT) has completed 23 CLT homes as part of the larger St Clements scheme in Mile End, London. On the site of a former hospital, […]

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02 May 2017
East Kingskerswell
Crown Estates
Devon
proposed

Crown Estates is planning for 175 at East Kingskerswell, with a potential 5% custom build

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25 Apr 2017
Trent Basin
Blueprint
Nottinghamshire
approved

Igloo and Blueprint are bringing on custom build homes as part of the Blueprint’s larger Trent Basin site on the River Trent, Nottingham. The custom homes will be built using […]

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12 Apr 2017
Burgess Hill
Concept2 Homes
West Sussex
proposed

Concept2Homes is negotiating with the landowner to bring on a site of five custom build plots at Burgess Hill. The planned homes range from 1,200-2,500ft², on a gated site in […]

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15 Mar 2017
Chudleigh
Taylor Wimpey
Devon
proposed

Taylow Wimpey is bringing four custom/self build plots as part of proposals for land at Colway Lane and Grovelands in Chudleigh. The plots are being enabled as part of meeting […]

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01 Mar 2017
Chapeltown Cohousing
Chapeltown Cohousing
Yorkshire
proposed

A cohousing group working to create 33 households and affordable homes in Chapeltown, Leeds. The development will include shared facilities including gardens and recreational spaces, with a focus on sustainability. […]

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21 Feb 2017
Skelbrook Street
StreetPlot
London
approved

A pair of self build townhouses in Earlsfield, London, is being brought on by StreetPlot, following a shell model with a customised self build route to completion. The 219m2  scheme […]

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25 Jan 2017
Lynwood Road
Custom Build Homes
Staffordshire
live

25 serviced plots are being brought to market by East Staffordshire Borough Council, in conjunction with Custom Build Homes, on land the council owns at Lynwood Road, Branston, near Burton […]

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17 Jan 2017
Broadhempston Community Land Trust
Broadhempston CLT
Devon
live

Broadhempston Community Land Trust is a community interest company bringing on six self-build homes for local people in housing need. Planning was achieved using a Section 106 agreement. Based on […]

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19 Dec 2016
Nelson Project
DCH Group
Devon
live

Work is now underway on the Nelson Project homes at George Place, Millbay, Plymouth, with the roofs going on – bringing the homes to watertight stage. The veterans inlvolved in […]

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09 Nov 2016
The Plantation
Dartington Hall Trust
Devon
proposed

Dartington Hall Trust is bringing on between 30-50 serviced plots in Devon, with shared community areas, including allotments.

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08 Nov 2016
Beechwood West
Swan Housing Association
Essex
approved

Swan Housing Association and Nu-LIving is creating several hundred custom build homes as part of the regeneration of the Craylands Estate in Basildon, Essex

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02 Nov 2016
Bridport cohousing
Bridport Cohousing
Dorset
approved

Bridport Cohousing is a community land trust that’s creating 34 homes with an emphasis on highly-sustainable buildings. A minimum of 40% are to be affordable homes offered through a housing […]

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26 Oct 2016
Gerrard’s Lane
Custom Build Homes
Merseyside
live

Custom Build Homes is marketing six custom build plots at Gerrard’s Lane in Halewood, Merseyside for homes between 4-6 bedrooms

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18 Oct 2016
Peaceys Orchard
Lived In Custom Build
Gloucestershire
live

Peacys Orchard is a three unit custom build site in Chalford, Gloucestershire, brought on by Lived In Custom Build

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30 Sep 2016
Cannock Mill Cohousing
Cannock Mill Cohousing
Essex
proposed

Status at 9/17 Cannock Mill Cohousing has become the first cohousing project to be awarded funding from the Home Building Fund, with a £3.86 million loan.   A 23-home low-energy […]

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07 Sep 2016
Longlieve Gardens
Fairgrove Homes
Derbyshire
live

Longlieve Gardens is a 7-plot custom build development by Fairgrove Homes in Derbyshire

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07 Sep 2016
Naked House – various
Naked House
London
proposed

Naked House is not for profit community group promoting affordable self finish homes in London, which owners can complete as time and budget allow.

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06 Sep 2016
Mount Pleasant Association
The Mount Pleasant Association
London
proposed

Update as 10/09/17 The Mount Pleasant Royal Mail site was sold for £193 million to Taylor Wimpey, bringing to an end the association’s hopes for a community-led project for the […]

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01 Sep 2016
London Road
Shropshire Council
Shropshire
approved

Shropshire County Council is bringing on a 5.17 hectare site on London Road, near Shrewsbury, with 42 homes for local residents supplied as serviced plots. The sloping site has good […]

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17 Aug 2016
The Old Station
A Fairer Society
Shropshire
approved

The Old Station is a collective custom build which is being put together at Brownlow Road, Ellesmere in Shropshire. Brought on by A Fairer Society, a group of community-led housing […]

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17 Aug 2016
Sparkford Green
Custom Build Homes
Somerset
live

BuildStore is bringing on 7 custom build plots on a site of detached homes in the village of Sparkford, Somerset via Custom Build Homes. Plots come with detailed planning permission […]

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27 Jul 2016
Wynyard Park
Wynyard Park
Teeside
live

Luxury self build on a serviced estate near Middlesbrough

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27 Jul 2016
Dominon
Fairgrove Homes
South Yorkshire
live

Dominion, Doncaster includes 25 custom build homes being built by Fairgrove Homes

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20 Jul 2016
New Ground Cohousing/OWCH
Older Women's Cohousing
London
live

The Older Women’s Cohousing (OWCH) New Ground Housing scheme is a group custom build project created by 20 women varying in age from their mid-fifties upwards. Founded on the principles […]

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21 Jun 2016
Plymouth’s sites
Plymouth City Council
Devon
pending

Plymouth City Council is bringing on a range of homes under its Plan for Homes, with a mix of self, custom and cohousing. Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh – 4 serviced plots […]

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21 Jun 2016
Cherrywood, formerly Silver Sands
Potton
Kent
approved

Cherrywood, formerly Silver Sands, is a 14-home custom build site near Faversham, designed by Inside Out Architecture, on the edge of Thanet Way, Kent. The homes have been designed to […]

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08 Jun 2016
Eccleshall
Czero Home
Staffordshire
proposed

A 10-plot custom build development by Czero Home in Eccleshall

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01 Jun 2016
Tanglewood, Blaina
Custom Build Homes
Blaenau Gwent
live

Custom Build Homes is bringing on the first Welsh

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01 Jun 2016
Beighton Road
Sheffield City Council
Sheffield
proposed

10 serviced custom build plots are to be included in a larger developer by Persimmon on a 3.02 hectare site in Woodhouse, Sheffield.

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31 May 2016
Bantaskin Street
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow
approved

Glasgow City Council is bringing on its first serviced plot project, with scope for six self build homes in Maryhill

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17 May 2016
Fruit Market
Blueprint
Nottinghamshire
approved

A group custom build project with the potential for up to 40 homes on a central Nottingham site. Brought on by Blueprint, the joint venture developer owned by Aviva Investors’ […]

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04 May 2016
Atterbury , Middleton
Milton Keynes Development Partnership
Buckinghamshire
proposed

Morris Homes has been named as development partner on the proposed 117-home project brought on by the Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) at Atterbury. The site includes provision for 15 […]

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16 Apr 2016
Beeston Park
U+I / TOWN
Norfolk
live

Outline planning permission was granted in February 2016 for Beeston Park, an urban extension to Norwich, which is being promoted by U+I Plc. Development managers TOWN are currently working on […]

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13 Apr 2016
Kingsley Road
HPBC
Lancashire
complete

32 affordable, custom build homes being built in Liverpool by charity HPBC, with sweat equity from the residents

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02 Apr 2016
Aylesbury Woodlands
Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP
Buckinghamshire
proposed

Status at 10/17 165 self build plots have been allocated on the site, announced by Buckinghamshire Advantage Outline planning has been submitted for the Aylesbury Woodlands site. Status at December […]

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22 Mar 2016
Bath Street
Bath Street Collective Custom Build
Scotland
live

Architect John Kinsley is working with a group of people to create a collective custom build at an infill site on Bath Street, Portobello, Edinburgh. The concept started in 2013, […]

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22 Mar 2016
Lovedon Fields, Kings Worthy
HAB Housing
Hampshire
approved

30 custom built plots on offer in Winchester by HAB Housing.

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22 Mar 2016
Redcliffe Way
Ecomotive
Avon
pending

Planning has been submitted for the erection of a modular SNUG Home on a site at Redcliffe Way in Bristol, brought on by Ecomotive, with design by architects Barton Willmore.

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08 Mar 2016
Shaldon Road
Bristol Community Land Trust
Avon
live

Bristol Community Land Trust’s (BCLT) is bringing on a site at Shaldon Road, Bristol for a cohousing community, building on the success of its Fishponds site. The development will include […]

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02 Mar 2016
Hammill Park
Quinn Estates
Kent
live

19 self build plots on a development near Sandwich in Kent, brought on by Quinn Estates. The site is enabled self build, with serviced plots with OPP on them.

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16 Feb 2016
Lawrence Court
Knightstone
Somerset
live

Knightstone Housing Association is working with homeless ex-service personnel to build 14 custom built homes for them to rent in Weston-Super-Mare

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16 Feb 2016
York Road
Knightstone
Somerset
complete

Knightstone Housing Association has worked with homeless ex-service personnel to build 11 custom built homes for them to rent

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09 Feb 2016
The Rise
Potton
Shropshire
pending

An 11-plot custom build site with outline planning permission in Cleobury Moritmer, Shropshire, with plot prices starting from £100,000

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09 Feb 2016
Whitegate Hill
Potton
Lincolnshire
pending

An 8-plot custom build site with outline planning permission in Caistor, Lincolnshire, brought on by Potton. At just over a hectare, the brownfield site was previously a haulage yard, with […]

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19 Jan 2016
Park Prewett
Homes & Communities Agency
Hampshire
proposed

Park Prewett hospital site, near Basingstoke, is is being redeveloped, with 1,250 new and affordable homes, including 120 proposed custom build plots as part of the Government’s pilot custom build site.

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18 Jan 2016
Penkhull Farm
Stoke-On-Trent City Council
North Staffordshire
complete

Six self build homes on a development brought forward by Stoke-On-Trent City Council.

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15 Jan 2016
French Fields
Potton
Cheshire
live

All plots are now reserved at French Fields, with building work on the first phase already at shell. Status October 2015 A collaboration between Potton, BuildStore and Mark Ward, the […]

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12 Jan 2016
Church Grove
Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS)
London
proposed

Community land trust Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) has successfully bid for the Church Grove site, a community self and custom build site of 30 homes. Applications for self-builders to […]

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06 Jan 2016
Holywell Lane
Potton
Shropshire
proposed

Potton is bringing on a 34-plot custom build site, with an average plot value of £131,250, in Holywell Lane, Ligthmoor, Telford, a brownfield site.

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16 Nov 2015
Village Farm
Plot
Durham
live

Plot is bringing on a 10-unit site of detached custom build homes at Village Farm

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04 Oct 2015
Fishponds
Bristol Community Land Trust
Avon
complete

Fishponds Cohousing is now complete, with all residents moved in. Status March 2016 Resident are working as a group to install kitchens, bathrooms, decorating, fitting skirting and architraves, flooring, tiling […]

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28 Sep 2015
Marmalade Lane, formerly K1
Cambridge Cohousing
Cambridgeshire
live

Cambridge Cohousings’s 40 unit project is creating custom build homes with a community ethos

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28 Sep 2015
Copper Lane
Springdale Gardens
London
complete

Copper Lane is a six-home custom build cohousing project with shared communal elements in London

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24 Sep 2015
Graven Hill
Graven Hill Development Corporation, Cherwell District Council
Oxfordshire
live

Graven Hill is the UK’s largest custom build site with 1,900 homes earmarked for development on this large ex-Ministry of Defence site in Oxfordshire. Cherwell District Council has been innovative […]

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08 Aug 2015
Aldcliffe Yard
Plot
Lancashire
complete

A 14 plot site developed by Plot in conjunction with H2O, on a canalside location in Lancaster, with a mix of new builds and refurbished properties. The majority of the […]

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27 Jul 2015
The Acre
Hab Housing
Oxfordshire
live

Excavations have started at HAB Housing’s Cumnor Hill site, The Acre. Status at July 2015 Excavation work has started on-site at Hab Housing’s Cumnor Hill site in Oxfordshire, a development […]

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18 Jul 2015
Binfield
Concept2 Group
Berkshire
live

Planning has been granted for two custom build 2,500ft2 detached homes in Binfield, to be built by Concept2 Group. The homes will be built by fixed-price contract, with buyers able […]

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15 Jul 2015
Heartlands, prev. Trevenson Park
Carillion Igloo
Cornwall
live

Status 9/9 Planning permission has been granted for the first custom build home at Heartlands for AOC’s LittleBig House design. Site preparation work is under way at Heartlands/Trevenson Park South, […]

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15 Jul 2015
Marksbury Road
Homes & Communities Agency/GVA
Avon
proposed

At least 15 plots for custom build homes are to be included on the 85-unit HCA site at Marksbury Road, Bristol. Currently a developer is being selected, with Bilfinger GVA  acting […]

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15 Jul 2015
Lightmoor Urban Village
Bournville Architects
Shropshire
live

Provision has been made for 15 custom build homes in Lightmoor Urban Village, a 1,000 unit development in Telford brought forward by the HCA and in association with the Bournville […]

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15 Jul 2015
Pound Lane
Homes & Communities Agency
Essex
live

Site at Pound Lane South with the potential for 10 custom build homes, subject to planning, on a site brought forward by the HCA.

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15 Jul 2015
Pleasley Colliery
Homes & Communities Agency
Derbyshire
proposed

The HCA  is currently bringing forward a site at Pleasley Colliery, Bolsover for residential land, with potentially 11 of the 23 homes being allocated for custom build. The 0.59ha site […]

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12 Jul 2015
Blenheim Grove
Inhabit
London
live

Inhabit Home’s Blenheim Grove flagship scheme for five contemporary custom built homes designed by Poulsom Middlehurst. Internal floor layouts vary between 92m2 to 170m2, with the sustainable homes all having […]

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02 Jul 2015
Kingstone
archihaus.co.uk
Hereford
live

With an emphasis on creating sustainable rural communities, Archihaus has a site for 150 houses at Kingstone in Herefordshire, which will be built to Passivhaus standards, resulting in heating costs […]

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23 Jun 2015
Spencer’s Park
Barratt
Hertfordshire
live

Ten custom build plots are to be made available as part of a larger Barratt development at Spencer’s Park , Hemel Hempstead, on a site brought forward by the HCA

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20 Jun 2015
Bickleigh Eco Village
Charles Everard Projects
Devon
live

Developer Charles Everard is approaching commercial close for its 91-home sustainable Bickleigh Eco Village development near Roborough on the outskirst of Plymouth, designed by ZEDFactory. Included on the sustainable site […]

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06 Jun 2015
Middlehaven
Urban Pioneers
TeesideYorkshire
live

Nine of the 14 serviced plots were built out as live/work units by a single developer, as opposed to the original serviced propostion, that would have allowed plots to be […]

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23 Apr 2015
Whittington
Czero Home
Staffordshire
proposed

A site for 10 sustainable custom build homes has been put forward by Czero Homes for a village site in Whittington, Staffordshire. A mix of bungalows, terraced and detached homes, […]

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19 Apr 2015
Ebbsfleet
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
Kent
proposed

A new garden city of 15,000 homes is being planned for Ebbsfleet, which is currently drawing up its master plan. Custom build opportunities are to be included as part of […]

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02 Apr 2014
Green Street Phase 2
Blueprint
Nottinghamshire
complete

Building on the success of the first phase of its Green Street development, Nottingham-based regeneration specialist Blueprint added a second phase to its development in The Meadows, Nottingham, on the […]

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12 Mar 2014
Port Dundas
Bigg/Igloo Regeneration
Lanarkshire
proposed

In partnership with Glasgow City Council, Igloo Regeneration, BIGG, Scottish Canals and The Scottish Government custom build is being explored as a delivery method as part of the regeneration scheme […]

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31 Jul 2013
Leithfield Park
David Wilson Homes
Surrey
live

A 108-home site of mixed use housing in Upper Tuesley is live on site, being built by developer David Wilson Homes, part of Barratt Group, including affordable homes managed by […]

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15 Jul 2013
Oxley Park
Homes & Communities Agency
Buckinghamshire
live

A development with potential for up to 14 custom build homes, subject to planning, in the centre of Milton Keynes, in partnership with the HCA. Marketing of plots is estimated […]

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12 Oct 2009
Hempsted Green
Urban Self Build
Cambridgeshire
proposed

Hempsted Green is a custom build development of 11 three- and four-bedroom detached homes, with different routes to build being available depending on the amount of work the purchaser is […]

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