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Housing Minister announces fund for community build projects

August 5, 2013 Alexandra Blakeman Planning & Legislation

Mark Prisk has opened up the £17m Community right to Build fund to include all neighbourhood development plans, from self-build homes to community shops.

Giving local residents more power to improve their own area, the funding has been earmarked to ensure that local building plans aren’t stifled by complicated planning rules and costs.

Self builders will be given the opportunity to share their design ideas with neighbours and residents – allowing them to gain approval of their dream home.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said: “From barn conversions to bungalows, anyone wanting to build new homes in their area should have the opportunity to do so. That’s why we’re opening the door to a £17 million support fund which will help people navigate the early stages of any project.”

Will your local area make use of the new fund? Housing Specification wants to hear about new projects and developments in your area.


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