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NaCSBA News November 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of NaCSBA News, bringing NaCSBA members up to date with news, information and events. As a group we rely on our members, so it's important that we communicate what we're doing to improve the sector, and create opportunities for your business.
Dear NaCSBA Member,
This month we've begun to see more clearly a path out of the pandemic – a light at the end of the tunnel for us all.  
Furthermore 2021 is looking like an important year for our sector. In the last four weeks the Government has agreed to review the Right to Build Legislation, announced the launch of a Help to Build loan scheme for the sector and the bringing forward of serviced plots on public land.  
There is still much for us to do but it is clear that the Government is listening and acting. The focus will now be switching to deliver the more and better homes that the country requires, and my key message to the sector at this time is to ensure that we are ready and prepared.  
Find out more at our next member event at 10.00am on Tuesday 8 December.
 Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, CEO, NaCSBA

Custom and self build news

Help to Build announced for 2021

 NEWS   Following a concerted NaCSBA campaign, Rishi Sunak announced a new Help to Build scheme to help more people access finance for an owner commissioned home. Plus, he also announced funding to bring forwards public sector land for serviced plots. Welcome news that will ensure 2021 is a great year for self build!

CLTs show strong growth

 NEWS   The National CLT Network has produced a new State of the Sector report that shows a large increase in the number of Community Land Trusts, a community led housing model. The report is further evidence of people wanting more say in how they live.

Jenrick sets housing agenda

 NEWS  Speaking at the RESI Conference, Robert Jenrick set out the government's housing agenda, including the need for custom and self build and Modern Methods of Construction to be part of the vital diversification of housing. 

Teignbridge DC calls for tenders

 NEWS   Teignbridge District Council is looking for developers or enablers interested in bringing on a custom build site at Newton Abbot, Devon, with planning permission already in place. The site can accommodate between 10-15 homes. 

Leaper Land applies for 50-unit serviced plot site

 NEWS   Land promoter Leaper Land is calling for statements of support for a new site in Framlingham, East Suffolk that it has applied for planning permission for. 
Got a project, application or event you want to share? Let us know and we can publicise for you on NaCSBA website or the Self Build Portal for consumers.

LABC Warranty and Ipswich BS add weight to self build research

 NEWS   In addition to NaCSBA's research, Right to Build Day triggered new research by the Ipswich Building Society and LABC Warranty, independently. Both add to the growing picture of activity. 

Build It Awards 2020

 NEWS   Build It Magazine has rounded out a tough year by celebrating the best people, products and projects in custom and self build, with the Build It Awards 2020. And we're thrilled to see so many NaCSBA members in the shortlist and winners list!  See the results on the Self Build Portal, or watch the awards online.

NaCSBA Online Update (1hr):
Zoom: Member update - NaCSBA Executive Board Meeting
SAVE THE DATE: 8 December, 10am  

Look out for your invite to the NaCSBA Zoom updating you on our last board meeting - email to follow this week. 

Email if you don't get an invite by Friday!
Don't forget to share NaCSBA and the BSA's research into self build aspirations:

Press request

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