Custom & self-build seminar

date Released On 5th Apr 2019

Thank you to the RTPI for making our joint seminar about custom & self-build housing a great success and to our speakers for their informative presentations. The event gave practical advice on planning, measuring demand and developing policies for delivering custom & self-build homes and included a wealth of examples from around the UK. All presentations and case studies can be accessed here.

Three Dragons has been at the forefront of research into custom & self-build housing and has been working with innovative local authorities who are keen to diversify their neighbourhoods and offer more and different  options for households by providing plots for custom & self-build. Out of this research and experience, and with the support of the Right to Build Task Force, we have developed a model for measuring potential demand for custom and self-build at a district or area level. The model offers long-term demand-led outcomes which go beyond the  short-term snapshot provided by local self-build Registers. The outcomes from the modelling can be used to inform planning policy, including local plans, and as evidence of demand at Examination.

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