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Help for your Community Right to Build Project

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has launched the Government’s Community Right to Build initiative. Community Right to Build puts the power to grant planning permission firmly in the hands of communities. Under Community Right to Build, communities will be able to approve new local developments by preparing a Community Right to Build Order. Once prepared such an Order would automatically grant planning permission for a certain type of development: family houses to sell or rent community halls homes designed specifically to meet the needs of older people children playgrounds; and shops and business facilities A Community Right to Build Order would have to meet certain criteria, for example be in a designated neighbourhood planning area, and have the backing of more than 50 … Continue reading

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£30 million to Support the Self-Build Surge

Housing Minister Grant Shapps is shortly to announce a new £30 million fund for self builders. This fund will provide short-term finance for projects where groups of self-builders come together to self-build homes at the same time. Interested in self-build? Read our guide on making sure you get planning permission. Or call 01282 872570 to find out how we can support your project. These types of projects have struggled in the UK because of the reluctance of lenders to provide finance. But now Self-build groups will be able to bid for a slice of the cash to part fund land acquisition and early development costs with money being repaid on completion of the project. Grant Shapps said: “The self-build industry is riding … Continue reading

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Community Right to Build

Today, Housing Minister Grant Shapps called on local communities to start “laying the foundations” for Community Right to Build schemes. He also announced this proposal would be extended to urban as well as rural areas. Community Right to Build would allow communities to come together, sometimes with the support of developers to build the homes, shops and other facilities they need. Click on the link below to read the full statement. If you area community thinking of getting together to look at Community Right to Build and need advice give us a call on 01282 972570 or email your questions to Mick – we are happy to give our advice. You can download a copy of the Government e-leaflet on … Continue reading

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