Support for self build housing

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has promised to help turn self build housing into a mainstream option rather than a minority interest. He will introduce measures to support self build housing including asking councils to assess the demand; undertake a review of Homes and Communities Agency land to identify land suitable for small scale projects; and publicise land to would be self builders. There will also be a Council Tax discount for self built family annexes and exemption from “unreasonable” section 106 charges and the Community Infrastructure levy. Read more