As part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, local authorities are now required to help find land for those who have an interest in building their own home. This is done through the Right to Build register. Since 1 April 2016, Councils in England have had to keep a list of people or groups who would like to self- build.
The Right to Build Act came into force last October, meaning that local authorities in England should make enough serviced plots available to meet the demand (which can be ascertained by the number registering for the Right to Build). Those applying as a group will get the chance to take on what is known as a co-housing project or community self build. The council must try to provide a plot for the group to build several homes, or flats.
If exercising The Right To Build is of interest to you, as an individual, a couple, as a family or with friends, perhaps you’d like to meet others in your borough who want to exercise the right to build? If so, fill in the form below. As soon as we collect more than three names in a single borough, we’ll organize a meet up with more information for you.