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An analysis of self‐build and custom housebuilding in the south west of England.

Gingell, Annie Hamilton and Shahab, Sina 2021. An analysis of self‐build and custom housebuilding in the south west of England. Urban Science 5 (1) , 9. 10.3390/urbansci5010009

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This paper seeks to evaluate how successful national policy interventions have been at addressing land barriers to self-build and custom housebuilding when applied by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) across the South West of England. A longitudinal triangulated mixed method approach was undertaken to comprehensively interrogate the research objective. This comprised submitting a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to each LPA within the study area; an assessment of the most recently produced Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs); deriving alternative demand estimates using national data as a proxy; and alternate estimates of supply calculated using BuildStore and The Land Bank Partnership plot search websites. The findings of the study revealed that LPA Registers can only be viewed as a minimum assessment of demand for self-build and custom housebuilding and the effectiveness of LPAs in classifying suitable development permissions for self-build and custom housebuilding was highly dependent on the mechanisms used to identify permissions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2413-8851
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 12 January 2021
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 11:29

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