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    'Self-built' houses next step for council housing, says LGA chief /Link

    Lord Porter says future tenants may be able to help design their future council homes

    A single episode of the TV show Grand Designs may be enough to deter most people from ever trying to build their own home, but town hall bosses believe tens of thousands of homes in the next generation of council housing should be self-built.

    Lord Porter, the chairman of the Local Government Association, told the Guardian he wants to “set forth a million builders” and give residents a role in the design and construction of as many as 100,000 new council-built homes.

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    (@)Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

    Published on 21 Oct 2018 at 02:19PM

    Artist’s impression of Heartlands, a private self-build development in Cornwall.

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