Self-build groups get £30m boost
HOUSING minister Grant Shapps has announced a new £30m fund for self-build groups that will help them to part-fund land and development costs.
He has also announced that TV presenter and better homes campaigner Kevin Mccloud has been appointed by the National Self Build Association as an industry champion.
Self-build groups will soon be able to bid for Government loans to part-fund land acquisition and early development costs with the money being repaid on completion of the project. Mr Mccloud is also coming up with ideas to help those wanting to create grand designs. He suggests large-scale developers provide finished-slab, fully-serviced sites for individual homebuilders.