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Have you signed up to your local authority’s self build register?

The Housing & Planning Act came into effect on 31st October 2016. With it came the requirement for local councils to take action by monitoring the demand for self and custom build in their areas and ensuring there are enough permissioned plots to meet it.

You may recall the first part of this legislation, the Self & Custom Housebuilding Act, went live in April. At Build It’s last count in late November, all but 13 of the 336 local councils and national parks had introduced a demand register. I know the National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) is planning to chase up the laggards and persuade them to comply with what is now law.

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The February edition of Build It magazine will help you get your self build, renovation or extension project off on the right foot. It’s packed with inspiration and advice, including: • A run-down barn transformed in to a stunning contemporary home (page 22) • A beginners guide to self build (page 62) • 8 hot ideas for stoves & fires (page 69) • Create your ideal kitchen with our in-depth guide (page 74) • Get room sizes right (page 96) … and more!