In a drive to increase self and custom build opportunities Teignbridge District Council recently hosted several other local authorities from the south west to share their experiences.
The tour included a trip to the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon and Cherwell District Council’s Graven Hill site (the largest self and custom build development in the UK). A visit to the site’s new plot shop offered insight into how to market sites to potential self-builders.
“Seeing a local authority bring on custom build on a large scale gives other councils the confidence to take a risk on bringing on their own custom and self-build projects,” says Charles Acland, self-build project manager at Teignbridge.
The council is known for leading the way when it comes to enabling people to build their own bespoke homes, having won the Build It Awards’ 2016 Best Council for Self or Custom Builders category.
“As a trail-blazer in custom and self-build housing, Teignbridge is helping local people to build their way onto the housing ladder, so they get more home for the money. Thanks to the NSBRC and Cherwell, this tour was thought-provoking and inspiring,” says Teignbridge District Council’s Cllr Jeremy Christophers.
The tour marks the beginning of greater collaboration between local authorities and the sharing of knowledge vital to promoting self and custom build. Councils will be incentivised by the Right to Build’s requirement for serviced plots to be provided within three years of individuals signing-up to the self and custom build registers.
Image: courtesy of www.devonlive.com
Login or register to post comments
|Build It Awards Winners 2017 The Build It Awards celebrates the very best self-build and renovation projects in the UK, as well as rewarding excellence and innovation amongst the products and services available to self-builde|
|The Big Green Home Show You’d have hard time finding a self-builder without a strong interest in ensuring both an energy efficient and healthy new home.|
|New Self-Build Planning Guidance The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released fresh Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) to trigger a change in the way local authorities plan for self and custom build housi|
|Self-Build Centre Wins Award The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) has been crowned Newsquest business awards’ Small Business of the Year 2017.|
|Build It Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Build It Awards 2017, in association with BuildStore|