Industry body warns councils to stop adding obstacles to block self builders

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To mark Right to Build Day 2022, the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has published a letter calling on councils to reduce obstacles to people self building a home. 

NaCSBA, the self build industry body, has criticised “unsuitable financial tests” imposed by some councils that act as a block to people signing up to their local Right to Build register. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.