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. 

studio bark norfolk self build home - photo darren chung - granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: Darren Chung for Studio Bark 

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.

Read more about what Right to Build legislation means for prospective self-builders

  

Do you know how many plots has your council made available? Tweet us @granddesignsmag or post a comment on our Facebook page.

 

RELATED ARTICLES

How to find a plot: the complete self build guide 

7 top tips to building your dream home

Self build mortgages guide

Kevins Column

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
visit-award-winning-grand-designs-live-hosted-by-kevin-mccloud
 
 
andrew-lloyd-webber-eco-house
Self Build Homes

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bespoke luxury eco-house

With a classic design in mind, Andrew Lloyd Webber commissioned a prefab kit house with an ecological edge. Here’s what happened…
architecture-trends-2020
Self Build Homes

Experts reveal architecture predictions for the next decade

How will the world of architecture change over the next 10 years? Find out from the experts.
architecture-exhibitions
Self Build Homes

5 architecture exhibitions to see now

Looking for some architectural inspiration over the festive break? These exhibitions are running through December and beyond.
architect-small-eco-cabin-unidrain
Self Build Homes

Micro self-build: explore this eco-friendly cabin concept

These sustainable micro cabins can be built almost anywhere, with all the modern luxuries you need to live comfortably.
rural-property-mortgage-problems-solved
Self Build Homes

Country plots: 5 ways to beat buying issues

If all that stands between you and an idyllic rural lifestyle is getting a mortgage on a new property in the country, these expert tips...
wood-structural-house-in-a-garden-tour
Self Build Homes

Take a look inside this award-winning wooden build

With an elegant curving roof and beautiful use of natural timber, this self-build property is a worthy award winner.