Self-builders on the increase
NUMBERS WANTING TO SELF BUILD GROWS, DESPITE “DIRTY TRICKS” FROM A GROWING MINORITY OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES
New research by NaCSBA has found that the number of people wanting to self build annually has grown, with an estimated 55,000 people now signed up to Right to Build register. However, it also found that a growing minority of local authorities was using a range of “dirty tricks” that make it more difficult for individuals to sign up to, and remain on, the Custom and Self Build registers.
About the survey: NaCSBA issued a Freedom of Information request to all 327 English Planning Authorities on 1 November 2019 requesting details as to the operation of their registers and of the numbers of people and groups of people on their registers. Just under 80% of these have now responded.
The overall result has been extrapolated based on past years’ responses received, although NaCSBA continues to seek responses from those yet to reply.
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