Tag Archives: Grant Shapps

Self Build: First Off the Blocks?

And just in case you thought the idea of Local Authorities assessing the demand for self-build land in their area, and then catering for that demand, sounds far-fetched (see previous post), take a look at this.

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The NPPF: A Game-Changer for Self Build?

There was a flurry of Tweet-traffic last week around the launch of Housing Minister Grant Shapps’ new self-build initiative. Regular readers may recall I wrote about this a couple of times last year – including this post where I suggested … Continue reading

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The Community Right to Build is Dead?

Sure – you remember; the Community Right to Build? The flagship idea of the early days of the Localism agenda, and now law as part of the Localism Act. In the immediate aftermath of its announcement back in the late … Continue reading

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Tesco Self-Build?

A piece on one of BD Online’s blog today was stressing about the prospect of Tesco getting involved in the UK self-build market, and idea which Housing Minister Grant Shapps has been toying with this week according to Building Design … Continue reading

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Grant Shapps and the ‘New Normal’

I’ve followed with interest, on Twitter and elsewhere, Grant Shapps’ thoughts on the Natural House, the Prince’s Foundation show-home which he unveiled recently at the Building Research Establishment in Watford. It culminated in a proclamation this week from the GLG … Continue reading

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