Register for a self-build home

From 1 April 2016, the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires the council to keep a register of people who are interested in self-build and custom build.

Self build is where individuals or groups are involved in building their own home.

Each individual applicant and every member of an association that applies for entry on the register must be:

  • aged 18 or older
  • a British Citizen, a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) state other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland
  • seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the authority’s area to build a house to occupy as that individual’s sole or main residence.

Please register your interest in self-build or custom housebuilding. Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available.

If you would like to find out more about self -build please contact the Planning Policy team.