We have our building permit! Although it arrived yesterday and we forgot to check the mail, I discovered it in the letter box this morning!
All we need is to find out from Henley when site start will be, and it is all systems go. With any luck, they have sent our file up to the construction team, so they can begin the ordering of 'bits'. It's very exciting, but I'm not too sure of the 'slab before Christmas' at this stage...time will tell.
Hurry up Henley, I've been waiting long enough for this house... :)