Right To Build Day Looms As Councils Required To Evidence Plots

Countryside land used for plots
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Local authorities will have to demonstrate whether they have granted planning permission for 18,000 plots for custom and self build homes on Right to Build Day (30 October 2019).

This looming date is important for self and custom builders. It marks the first annual deadline for meeting the local demand for plots to match the number of people who signed up on the self build and custom build registers between April 1st and Oct 30th 2016. The 336 planning authorities in England must now evidence that they can meet the demand for plots on their 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.