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Foxley Tagg News - Sally Tagg attends Right to Build Launch

In what is a very busy week for Foxley Tagg, its MD attended the House of Commons for the 2016 Right to Build Summit.

The event was co-hosted by NaCSBA and Richard Bacon MP, from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking on Tuesday 12th April.

One of the highlights statements at the event was that 12,500 custom and self build homes were completed in 2015, a year on year growth of 6%. This shows a reversal of the post credit crunch decline and is a big step towards the Government’s target of 20,000 custom and self build homes by 2020.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said: “We are committed to helping people build their own home and have ensured councils now have to keep a register of aspiring self and custom house builders when planning for future housing and land use.
“More than 10,000 people build their own home each year and the new registers are another step in helping to double the number of custom and self build homes each year.

“We are determined to increasing housing supply and helping more people achieve their aspiration of home ownership – whether that’s buying on the open market through schemes like Help to Buy, or by building or commissioning their own home.”

From 1st April Custom & Self Build Demand Registers, which are now required in England by law under the Self Build & Custom Homebuilding Act, were also discussed by Richard Bacon MP and NaCSBA Chairman Michael Holmes who said: “The success of the Right to Build Policy initiative and the delivery of land to meet the huge pent up demand depends on the registers. That is why NaCSBA is today launching a new website
RightToBuildPortal.org, which promotes compliant NaCSBA approved demand registers. Currently only 35% of LPAs have adopted a register and we will be working hard to get this to 100%, in addition ensuring Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland adopt the right too.”

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