Government Pledges Self Build Delivery ‘at Scale’ in Response to Bacon Review

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A new housing delivery unit will be set up within Homes England to support the delivery of custom and self build homes at scale across the UK, the government has confirmed.

The announcement comes as part of the government’s response on Friday to the Richard Bacon review, published in August 2021, which made recommendations that Mr Bacon MP said could deliver between 30,000 and 40,000 and self build homes a year.

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.