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BUILD YOUR OWN LONDON HOME!

Londoners dreaming of building their own home are being encouraged to sign up to a pilot register to gauge demand for a new scheme which could see councils allocate plots of land for small-scale housebuilding across the city. The ‘Build Your Own London Home’ register is available to individuals and community groups who have the… Read more

Self Build for the West of England LEP

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is leading on the ‘Strategic Housing Market Assessment’.  In short this is called a SHMA,  and it’s a review to find out what the future housing need is across neighbouring local council areas.   ie how many homes are needed, what type, and where they will be built. As part of this… Read more

Bristol welcomes self build in the city

The city council is testing the water with a custom build project in the Fishponds area of the city, in collaboration with the Bristol Community Land Trust.   Supporting the Bristol CLT, a site of 12 homes comprising 6 within a refurbished old school building and 6 new build homes. The community land trust  (CLT) has… Read more

Self Build in Bath and North East Somerset

The local authority of Bath and North East Somerset join in to find out if you are interested in self building your own home. The council is already a supporter of self build development, and within the district there is a high level of small sites including self build already being delivered. Not only that,… Read more

South Gloucestershire to consult on Custom Build policy

South Gloucestershire Council will consult on a new Custom Build planning policy in its draft Policies, Sites & Places Development Plan Document (PSPDPD) which will be out for public consultation in June-July 2014. See the PSPDPD for more information. The Council is also considering options for providing some custom build plots on Council owned land. It hopes… Read more