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ARCH annual report


The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


Download it here.

Self-build & Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 25/06/2015



The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015.


The Act builds on existing government initiatives with the aim of increasing the number of self/custom built homes in England and Wales. It requires councils to keep a register of individuals and associations seeking to acquire serviced plots of land for self/custom built homes.


The Conservative Party Manifesto 2015 contained a commitment to introduce a "Right to Build" with the aim of doubling the number of self-build and custom build homes by 2020.


Measures to take forward the Right to Build will be included in the forthcoming Housing Bill.


The House of Commons Library has produced a useful briefing paper on the Act which ARCH members may find useful.

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