Published: 30th Oct 2020

Ministers have announced plans to make it easier for people to build their own homes. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has today (30 October) announced a review into the current regulations around self-build homes. According to the government, the review will examine how effectively these arrangements support self-building, including whether they increase the amount of land available to support these homes. Mr Jenrick has also announced that the data councils collect on self and custom build in their area will now be published annually. Currently there are around 15,000 of these types of homes built every year – an increase of 50% in the last two years. But the government argues there is still more to be done to support the self and custom build industry, last estimated be worth almost £4.5 billion to the UK economy. ‘We are backing people who want to design and build their own home and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)