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The Base to host Right to Build expo

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THE Base will host the Right to Build Expo Cheshire on Thursday November 1.

Right to Build Expo Cheshire will share valuable insight into the custom, self-build and community-led housing sector, both nationally and locally.

The day will provide advice that will support a range of organisations including local authorities, landowners and community-led groups as they work to bring more sites to market.

Right to Build Expo Cheshire offers an opportunity for the Right to Build Task Force to showcase its range of work, and illustrate the diversity of the sector.

The Expos support local authorities and a range of other stakeholders to create more opportunities for Custom and Self-build homes, supporting people as they pursue their dream of an owner-commissioned home. Statistics show that 53% of adults would like to build their own home at some stage in life.

Warrington Borough Council and Warrington & Co are hosting the event, where it will be sharing its vision for unlocking more owner-commissioned homes in the area, with examples of best practice and learnings from the council’s approach.

The event is being organised by a partnership of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Right to Build Task Force and Wood for Good, the Expo is part of NaCSBA’s work to double the sector’s contribution to new homes built annually, taking it to 16% by 2020.

Michael Holmes, Chair of NaCSBA said: “We are delighted that Warrington is working to deliver serviced plots, as NaCSBA’s surveys indicate significant demand for Custom and Self-build in the area, from affordable homes to one off ‘Grand Designs’.

Andy Farrall Executive Director at Warrington Council said: “We are thrilled that NaCsBA have chosen The Base in Warrington to host this event for the Cheshire region. The range of custom build developments from large developer led schemes to one off self builds provide additional housing options for people which we embrace as part of our Housing Growth and Investment Programme.”

The day will also be sharing the reasons to share custom and self-build housing, from keynote speaker Richard Bacon MP, Task Force Ambassador and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom and Community Housebuilding and Place-Making.

The Right to Build Expo Cheshire, takes place on Thursday 1 November. Tickets cost just £40, and are free of charge for registered community/collective groups, current members of the National Custom & Self-Build Association (NaCSBA), and supporters of Wood for Good.

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