Over half of local authorities now support self-build home plans

New research has found that 58% of local authorities have plans in the works that support self-build homes.

By Hugh Metcalf | 30 October 2019

With October 30th marking ‘Right to Build Day’, new figures show that councils across the UK have made great strides since this legislation was introduced.

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New figures from the Right to Build Taskforce have found that 58% of local authorities either now have local plan policies in place that support Custom and Self-Build housing delivery or are significantly progressing such plans.

While this percentage is a huge improvement on the 2015 figure of 24% before Right to Build legislation was put in place, it still demonstrates that there’s a long way to go before all areas in the UK are on level playing field when it comes to opportunities for self-building.

So what does it mean for you if you do have a local authority with a local plan in place?