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Good news for self builders

December 2016

Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.

This is important news for cohousing and community-led housing groups who are planning self-build or custom-build projects, and anyone else interested in building their own home. 

Background 

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 introduced a requirement for local authorities to keep registers of individuals and associations of individuals who are looking for serviced plots of land in their area to build homes on.

The latest regulations made under this Act mean that, since 31 October 2016, local authorities must now grant enough development permissions for serviced plots of land to meet local demand.  Evidence of local demand is provided by the self-build registers.

Register with your local Authority

Make sure your local authority knows that you are interested in self-build by being added to the relevant registers in your area.  Do this via your local authority website, or visit www.localselfbuildregister.co.uk/.

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Laura Moss on 0113 244 6100.

You can also keep up to date by following Wrigleys Charities and Social Economy team on Twitter here

The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors

 

 

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Laura Moss

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