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South Norfolk MP calls for a self-build homes revolution to limit dominance of major housebuilders

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Richard-Bacon-MPWhy, when it comes do buying a shirt do we have almost infinite choice, yet when it comes to investing in a new home, we seem to have hardly any? says MP for South Norfolk Richard Bacon

The current new-build housing market, dominated by a few large-volume companies is “intellectually bankrupt”, according to South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

The answer? Empowering more people to be able to build their own homes.

It could be a revolution waiting to happen. An Ipsos MORI poll in January estimated that seven million people in the UK were researching building their own home.

Mr Bacon is the chairman of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom-Build and Independent Housebuilding, made up of MPs from each political party, and with the aim of promoting the further development of the self-build housing sector, including custom-build and independent house-building.

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