| 30th March 2013 |
A recent report published by the Town and Country Planning Association says that self builds should be a fundamental part of new Garden Cities or major urban extensions.
The backing of individual and community self build projects is highlighted in 'Creating Garden Cities and Suburbs Today - a guide for councils’ which advises on the delivery of new homes and workplaces using Garden City principles.
The report states the need for local authorities to meet housing requirements by creating opportunities for employment, retail and leisure in green areas which have a mix of housing types, including social and affordable housing. It calls for the adoption of low carbon design, implementation of sustainable transport and provision of well managed and connected parks and public spaces.
The report also makes reference to the £30 million Government backed Custom Build funding programme as an incentive to get self builders involved.
For further information visit the TCPA website at www.tcpa.org.uk