18,000 add their names for the right to right to build register.
Since the launch of local authority self and custom build registers, research carried out by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has revealed that around 18,000 people have signed up to local authority custom-and self-build registers to exercise their ‘Right to Build’.
The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 required each relevant authority to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the authority’s area in order to build houses for those individuals to occupy as homes.
This is to allow them to establish a self-and custom-build demand register so that individuals and groups can record their interest to buy a serviced plot in their area and build their own home.
Additional legislation, which came into force on October 31, 2016, requires local authorities in England to give consent for sufficient serviced plots to meet the demand as shown on their register
Data requested by NaCSBA under the Freedom of Information Act from 336 local authorities has revealed that around 14,300 people signed up to the registers between April 1 and October 31, 2016, with a further 3,600 signatures signed up to the Vanguard Council regsiters.
MP Richard Bacon, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Self Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking, said: “I’m delighted that about 18,000 have so far signed up to the Right to Build registers across England.”
Signing up to the relevant register is our way to demonstrate that the demand is there to support our industry so don’t delay. Register your interest today with the local authority to ensure that your voice is heard and provided for!