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Grant Shapps: promoting more self-build housing.

Shapps pledges to make self-building simpler

Published:  04 May, 2011

UK: Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government, has promised to make self-building an easy option by making publicly-owned land available for use.

Mr Shapps called on local authorities, housing associations and private investors to make more land available.

Central government is soon to announce plots which will be available to housebuilders, including plots exclusively for self-builders.

Mr Shapps said: "The Government will lead the way to promote more self-build housing by using the 'Build Now, Pay Later' scheme to earmark public sector land, with plots available exclusively for self-builders," he said.