Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Help to Build
The government is to launch a new ‘Help to Build’ scheme with over £150 million in new funding to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes.
Building your own home shouldn’t be the preserve of a small number of people, but a mainstream, realistic and affordable option for people across the country.
That is why we are making it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes through our £150 million ‘Help to Build’ scheme, which will provide an equity loan on the completed home and lower the required deposit.
These plans will help get more people on to the housing ladder, ensure homes suit people’s needs, whilst providing an important boost to small builders and businesses as we build back better after the pandemic.