Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Self-Build and Custom House Building Action Plan for implementation.
The Self-Build and Custom House Building Action Plan is a result of the Council recognising, along with national Government, that this is an emerging housing sector. This Action Plan sets out the Council’s main aim, which is to ‘positively influence or help secure development opportunities where we can support individuals or organisations to deliver high quality self-built or custom-built homes to meet demand in the Borough’. It sets out the key actions the Council can take to achieve this aim. The working document has seven key sections. The first two introduce and provide background as to why the Council has produced this Action Plan. It then explains what self-build and custom house building are, what responsibilities the Council has for this sector and what has been done to secure it in the Borough to date. The penultimate section explains what the evidence the Council have on the local demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in the Borough indicates, as well as explaining that the Council’s current knowledge is limited. Finally, the document outlines eight key actions which the Council propose to undertake to achieve its aim, including gaining a more detailed understanding of local demand for self-built housing in the Borough.
RESOLVED that the Executive approves the Self-Build and Custom House Building Action Plan for implementation.
Report author: Claire Burnett
Publication date: 05/09/2018
Date of decision: 03/09/2018
Decided at meeting: 03/09/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 15/09/2018