8 March 2018
Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ


Save the date! (Registration for the next Right to Build Expo (South West) opens SOON.

On 8 March 2018, the Westpoint Centre, Exeter, the region’s designers, builders, planners, surveyors, lenders, developers, landowners, community groups and local authorities – everyone you need to meet to start a custom and self-build project – will be at this event.
Match up your Right-to-Build ambitions with services, support and experience, and explore how custom and self-build housing can be delivered effectively.

You are invited to attend the next in a series of extremely popular regional events, brought to you by NaCSBA’s Right-to-Build Task Force and Wood for Good.

All Local Authorities in England now have a legal duty to prepare and publicise ‘Right to Build’ demand registers for people in their areas that want to commission their own home. They must also grant planning permission for sufficient ‘shovel ready’ plots to meet the demand on their registers within three years.

Now is the time for those implementing the Right to Build – local authorities, community groups, landowners and developers – to harness the potential of the new legislative framework and unlock custom and self build housing opportunities in their area.

Right to Build Expo brings together all the players you need to meet and hear from to kick start your own Right to Build success story. From politics and planning to practice and delivery it bridges the gap between those with profound custom and self build experience and groups who still need to get there.

You will get unrivalled insight into the best way to get started, from the people who have actually done it.  Be inspired by panel discussions with leaders of local developments. Get advice on legal, financial, and political practicalities. Hear case studies from local and international custom and self build schemes and particular opportunities for Garden Towns.

After a networking lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to book an individual appointment with experts relevant to you in a market forum session.

Choose from a series of masterclasses which drill into the detail of viability considerations, finance and mortgage availability, how you can implement Right to Build, facilitate building plots and enable community-led custom and self build housing.

  • Right to Build Registers and assessing demand
  • Mortgage and finance availability
  • How to implement Right to Build
  • How to facilitate building plots
  • The neighbourhood planning dimension – how to incorporate Custom and Self Build housing into a Neighbourhood Plan

The Right to Build Expo will galvanize you and your team with in-depth access to success stories and ‘how-to’s from other regions. Get directly connected to expert support from the Task Force and understand how to maximize the full potential of the Right to Build demand registers.

“Excellent – informative and inspirational” – local authority Expo delegate.

Confirmed speakers so far include:
Cllr. Jeremy Christophers, Leader of Teignbridge District Council
Richard Bacon MP, Right to Build Task Force Ambassador and Chair of APPG for Self Build Custom and Community Housebuilding and Placemaking
Michael Holmes, Chair, National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA)
Mario Wolf, Director, Right-to-Build Task Force

Local authorities, NaCSBA members and Wood for Good supporters can register FREE for all our Right-to-Build events. We also offer preferential conditions to members on all sponsoring packages.

This Right to Build Expo (South West) is the next in a series of regionally-focused Task Force events running nationally until 2019.

Registration opens soon. Look out for our Tweets – Follow @RightToBuildTF @nacsba

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