Self-build Housing

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury 5:36 pm, 13th May 2019

Yes, I will come on to that. My local authority actually has provided enough houses—as indeed all local authorities are obliged to do—for people who want to build their own home. People wishing to build their own house must register with their local authority and a plot is supposed to become available in time. That is not always the case, and it is one of my real worries about people achieving their goals of self-build. I will cover that, and I am sure that the Minister will, too. That is one of the reasons for holding this debate: it is really important that we continue to press for plots to be made available so that people can begin to realise their dreams.