The Greater London Authority has just collaborated with the Local Self Build Register to launch its new campaign to encourage Londoners to build their own home. Anyone wanting a self or custom build home and/or to take part in a community led housing project in London should fill in the Register and ask all members of their group to do the same. Filling in the register won’t guarantee getting a plot at this stage but will allow the GLA to assess demand and work with the London Borough Councils to develop policies that could support more projects to happen.
The Mayor of London is actively supporting custom builders through the Build Your Own Home the London Way programme. This initiative is providing custom build units in east and south London. It is also funding a variety of Community Right to Build projects. This will help more affordable housing to be built.
Deputy Mayor for Housing and Land, Richard Blakeway said on the promoting the Register, “Through initiatives such as Housing Zones, the London Housing Bank and the Affordable Homes Programme, City Hall has a range of measures in place to increase housing supply in the capital but we’re always looking for new and innovative ideas. By setting up the Build Your Own London Home register, we will be able to gauge how many Londoners are interested in building their own homes. I urge any individuals and community groups willing to take on the challenge to sign up.”
To find out and register visit: localselfbuildregister.co.uk/buildyourownlondonhome