LGA responds to review of people building their own homes

“Councils are committed to building homes with the right infrastructure that local communities need and are supportive of custom and self-build housing as one way of achieving that.


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Responding to the announcement by the Housing Secretary of a review to make it easier for people to build their own home, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said:

“Councils are committed to building homes with the right infrastructure that local communities need and are supportive of custom and self-build housing as one way of achieving that.

“We are also pleased to be working with the Right to Build Task Force to support councils in bringing forward custom and self-build housing.

“What is key however, is that councils are able to work with their communities as part of a locally-led planning system to ensure that the housing needs of local areas are met in the most effective way, to deliver high-quality, affordable homes.”

Notes to editors

The LGA is holding a webinar The Right to Build: Obligations and opportunities in custom or self-build housing on Wednesday 18 November, 10.30am to 11.45am