Around 60 councils now promoting self and custom build housing

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has told Parliament that around 60 councils are now involved in supporting the growth of the self and custom build sector. “And there are lots more considering how to put self-build into their draft plans,” the Minister told the Commons.

Selby and Ansty MP Nigel Adams had quizzed the Minister about the level of local council support there was for more self and custom build housing.

“We support people who want to build their own homes. This includes £30 million for development finance, making more land available through the planning system, consulting on a new Right to Build, and providing £150 million to create up to 10,000 serviced plots throughout the country,” said Hopkins.

Adams was one of many MPs who attended the inaugural meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on self and custom build homes on 25 March.

Source: Self Build Portal, 8th April 2014