Back in November 2011 The Government announced its plans to focus on two key issues that currently blight the UK housing market; the severe shortfall in homes in certain areas of the country, and the current unwillingness of mortgage lenders to provide loans that would stimulate building. To read more about the detail of this please click here
Since then, alot has happened regarding custom build and in May 2015 the "Housing Bill" was announced in parliament. The 'Right to Build' - supporting aspiring self and custom builders, by requiring councils to identify and release shovel-ready plots - will be included in the Housing Bill, which contains a number of other Conservative election pledges. First earmarked last autumn, the Right to Build aims to increase housing supply and diversify the housing sector by giving people the right to be allocated land with planning permission for them to self build or commission a local builder to build a home. And, with a ready-supply of plots allocated by local authorities, people will not have to wait years to get work underway.
Self or custom build delivers a majority of homes in many other countries and the Government believes it can act as a boost to smaller and medium-sized builders.
Here at Plotfinder we want you to be the first to find out when these opportunities are available. At the moment at least 50 councils are currently engaged in projects to help bring about more land as the Government's directives to encourage them to help self-builders begin to be realised.