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Self-builders need some encouragement…

Category: News January 14th, 2010 by mbc

I occasionally ‘page’ through the ecologist website and came this article that piqued my interest:

We need a citizens’ housing revolution

Whilst a little short on content the sentiment – that the development of new housing can be partially entrusted to self-builders who should be ‘helped to create vital, sustainable communities’ – is one that I totally agree with. As ever, the public sector seem to be one of the main barriers to this (at least according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) – the empowered enablers acting to┬ádisable the self-builder and retain control.

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