Fund to launch in England to support self- and custom-build housing

THE self- and custom-build housing movement in England is set to benefit, in large part, from a new housing fund, aimed at regenerating English cities with new homes.

Says the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, the planned launch of its new, £100 million Brownfield Land Release fund is designed “to support brownfield development, estates regeneration, development on public sector land and self and custom-build serviced plots in coming forward”.

Adds a media release: “[The fund, launching next month] will be open to councils across England, apart from those Mayoral Combined Authority areas that recently benefited from our £400 million brownfield fund.

“A significant portion of this new £100m will to go supporting self and custom-builders – a growing sector which Government is committed to.”

The announcement – which can be read, here – begins: “New measures to level up England’s cities, recover from the [COVID-19] pandemic and help provide much-needed new homes have been set out by Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, today.”