Why do the English not build their own homes?
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Could self-build homes help England's housing shortage?

Councils in England will be obliged to make sure plots of land are available to anyone wanting to self-build or custom-build their own home, and supporters reckon it will help increase the supply of affordable homes.

Daily Politics reporter Mark Lobel went to the Netherlands to see how a similar policy works there, and why England lags behind when it comes to self-build projects.

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  • 11 Oct 2016
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