Housing Minister launches first national Right to Build Expo

Housing Minister launches first national Right to Build Expo

The National Custom and Self Build Association’s (NaCSBA) Right to Build Task Force has launched a national programme of events to showcase the work of the newly established Task Force to help boost the supply of Custom and Self Build housing and bring together stakeholders from industry, local authorities and landowners.

The Expo was attended by Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, who said: “To fix our broken housing market, we need to get creative, giving consumers greater choice over the kind of homes they wish to live in.  Custom and Self Build housing will be an essential part of this.

As set out in our Housing White Paper, we are committed to doubling the number of Custom and Self Build homes by 2020 – so that anyone who wishes to design their dream house can do so.

I am delighted to be part of the very first Right to Build Expo today, which is a fantastic demonstration of government and industry working together to help this sector go from strength to strength.”

Aylesbury was chosen by NaCSBA as the location for the first Expo because the Task Force has been supporting Buckinghamshire Advantage to allocate a significant proportion of the 1,100 homes planned for the Aylesbury Woodlands site as Custom and Self Build housing.

At the same event Buckinghamshire Advantage confirmed the decisions it made as a result of the Task Force’s support. Richard Harrington, Chief Executive, said: “The Task Force gave us clear and helpful advice, drawing on the UK and international experience of its experts. As a result, our Board has agreed to target 15% Custom and Self Build housing, amounting to 165 plots”.


Richard Bacon MP, who initiated the Right to Build legislation and is the Task Force’s Ambassador said: “Custom and Self Build housing enables local authorities, landowners and other organisations to bring forward more affordable and better designed housing to meet local demand. This Expo will enable them to gain an insight into what can be achieved and how to get help and support to deliver their ambitions.”

Michael Holmes, Chair of NaCSBA and Task Force Board Member, added: “This Right to Build Expo is the first of a series across the UK. It marks another important step in our programme to boost the Custom and Self Build housing sector in the UK and build the capacity across the country to enable high quality projects to come forward and help thousands more people to build their own homes.”

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