It’s great news that a new Right to Build Expert Task Force has been launched in the UK with the aim of improving the amount of affordable homes over the next three years.
The Task Force will work in unison with local authorities, community groups and other related organisations to help deliver affordable housing projects across the UK to try and deliver more custom and self-build housing schemes.
This new force will work with at least 80 different organisations giving a hands on approach to ensuring that new building projects benefit from other development areas across the country and case studies within the Right to Build portal.
MP Richard Bacon, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build stated:
‘Although we have these important new powers in England, custom and self-build housing will only become mainstream if local authorities and other organisations truly harness these powers,’ said MP Richard Bacon, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking, who together with NaCSBA has championed the introduction of the Right to Build Task Force.
‘This is where the new Right to Build Task Force comes in, with its experts on hand to help. This may be councils needing help setting up, or better marketing of their demand registers, or advice in creating planning strategies,’ he continued.
‘Alternatively, it could also include affordable housing providers or community groups who are needing help to engage with Councils. I am confident the Task Force will deliver real change,’ he stated.