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Self and Custom Build Seminar

In conjunction with Three Dragons

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton TA1 1JT, UK
RTPI South West

This half day seminar organised by RTPI South West and Three Dragons will inform and discuss what is custom and self-build and the legislative framework and new duties for local authorities. The seminar will review potential local plan and SPD policy approaches, practical development issues and how to plan for these. Topics will also cover how LAs can organise themselves to maximise delivery of self/custom build and community involvement – the use of CLT and self/custom build provision through neighbourhood plans.

Topic and Speakers include:

  • Changing Patterns in demand for Custom and Self Build
    Lin Cousins and/or Laura Easton at Three Dragons
  • The Right to Build Task Force and supporting delivery
    Mario Wolf, Director – Right to Build Task Force at DCLG
  • Incorporating Community Engagements in Custom and Self-Build Projects
    Martin Field, Freelance community-led consultancy / Honorary Associate, Centre for Comparative Housing Research, De Montfort University
  • Policy v Delivery – what we are learning
    Mary Ridgway, Housing Enabling Officer at Teignbridge District Council
  • Delivering Customer Choice in Housing through Custom Build
    Jon Sawyer, Development Director at Igloo Regeneration
  • Custom and Self Build – A whole authority approach
    Liz Dunster, Plymouth City Council

How to book
Follow the online booking links below - you can pay online or request an invoice. We ask that you try to complete the purchase order number field at point of booking or forward soon after.

For multiple bookings accross the 2018 programme, you may download the booking form and email to

Download the full 2018 programme.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190