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Today, 15th April, the Government Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, announced that the Government proposes to exempt self builders from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).…read more
The first ever ‘National Self Build Week’ (NSBW) will take place 4 – 12 May with a wide-ranging programme of events planned to help millions of Britons turn their self build dreams into a reality.…read more
Excessive Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges are forcing self-builders to trim back on the specification, or reduce the size of their homes. And one in eight self-builders say the charges are so high their projects are no longer viable.…read more
Earlier this year PlotSearch brought you news of the first Local Authorities to implement the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Government measure was announced in 2008 to introduce a charge on all new housing projects…read more
As part of a major regeneration programme, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has today revealed its plans to create desirable housing developments, by releasing two sites in the City, exclusively for people to build their own homes…read more
A new register for budding self builders looking for building opportunities in their local areas has demonstrated significant demand for 'building your own home', with over 1,000 registrations in the first month…read more
The self build homes market got a mojor boost this week, with the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England, published yesterday (27 March 2012)..read more
Plans for a unique new development exclusively for self build homes in Swindon have been given the go ahead by Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet… read more
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), made Regulation in April 2010, has filtered through to enforcement by the first wave of Local Authorities. The intention of the CIL is to make the distribution of infrastructure charges on new buildings more uniform and evenly spread, rather than simply punishing the largest developers and cherry picking as the current system has been criticised for. read more
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