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?
Well some best practices are already starting to emerge from local authorities who are supporting Self-Build and Custom housing.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council, for example, has adopted a strategy that incorporates self build into the wider housing mix. It has set a requirement that at least 5% of plots should be made available to self-builders on larger housing developments.
October 30th marked Right to Build Day - the very first deadline for local authorities to prove that they're meeting government targets for providing plots for self-build and custom homes.
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