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Record number 494941
Title Self-build in the UK and Netherlands: mainstreaming self-development to address housing shortages?
Author(s) Lloyd, M.G.; Peel, D.; Janssen-Jansen, Leonie
Source Urban, Planning and Transport Research 3 (2015)1. - ISSN 2165-0020 - p. 19 - 31.
Department(s) Land Use Planning
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) land use planning - self-build - policy - think tanks - the Netherlands
Abstract This paper examines approaches to self or custom-build in the Netherlands and the UK to offer comparative insights into self- and custom-built housing contexts and cultures, and specifically, the relationships with local and strategic planning arrangements. The paper reviews arguments for self-build as a means to address housing shortages and examines the evidence of completions in practice. It positions the discussion in light of arguments that self-build can become a mainstream source of housing provision. The paper critically considers the role of think tanks in advocating housing policy solutions. Adopting a social constructionist perspective, the paper examines the work of the National Self-Build Association which has devised and implemented an action plan to promote the growth of self-build housing in the UK. Almere, which is located east of Amsterdam, is one of the case studies explored to inform thinking around self-build in the devolved UK. The conclusions tease out some of the implications for democratic and technocratic arguments around self-development and the right to design and build one’s home.
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