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Despite encouraging a strong sense of commitment within a community, self-build housing is not common in this country, with the UK possessing the lowest level of self-build homes throughout Europe. But one leading housebuilder envisages self-builders becoming an important part of a new pioneer community in the North East.
Proposals to rejuvenate Stephenson Quarter in Newcastle have received a boost, following confirmation that Newcastle City Council plans to invest in the region of £30m into the major project.
The record A-Level results announced yesterday have led to a frantic scramble for university places, and of course student accommodation. But with limited places on most academic courses and a stringent shortage of accommodation available for students, some people are going to struggle to secure a room over their head, even if they do get a university placement.