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West Suffolk Council failing in their duty!

(Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015)

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended) requires West Suffolk (and other Authorities) to give suitable development permission to enough suitable serviced plots of land to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in their area. The level of demand is established by reference to the number of entries added to an Authority’s register during a base period. West Suffolk Council are failing in their duty to meet this demand!

What does this mean for you?

Quite simply, if you’ve ever dreamed of designing and possibly building your own home in West Suffolk, there may be no better time to apply for planning permission. The fact that West Suffolk are failing to meet demand will weigh heavily in favour of your proposal in the ‘planning balance’ even in locations where the ‘normal’ planning rules and regulations (policies) would prevent the building of a new home.

With extensive experience with Self-Build projects and our track record of achieving success for Self-Builders, Magnus is well placed to advise you… Get in touch for a complimentary appraisal of your site today.

Here’s some examples of Self-Build projects we have completed:

What is Self-build and custom housebuilding – This covers a wide spectrum, from projects where individuals are involved in building or managing the construction of their home from beginning to end, to projects where individuals commission their home, making key design and layout decisions, but the home is built ready for occupation (‘turnkey’).

Help to Build is a new government equity loan that will be available to people in England who want to custom build or self build their own home. For more information: Own Your Home | Help to Build Scheme – Own Your Home


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