The housing minister, Kevin Stewart, has confirmed a new £4m self-build loan fund will be made available in 2018 following a successful pilot of the scheme in the Highlands.
Details of the scheme are being released now to give time for potential applicants to investigate housing plots and necessary permissions in time to apply to the scheme in Autumn 2018. The loan fund will be in place for 3 years.
In addition a challenge fund is now open to support projects that will help planning departments develop ways to better respond to the needs of people undertaking a custom or self-build home.
You can find out more about the new fund and pilot scheme here: £4m Self-build loan fund