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Self Build Register of Interest
The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home and make this form of housing a mainstream housing option.
In accordance with the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016, from 1 April 2016 all District Councils in England are required to keep a register of individuals (and associations of individuals) who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in their area for this purpose. A serviced plot has access to a public highway and connections for electricity, water and waste water. Download the Regulations here.
Self and custom build have been defined as:
- Self-build - projects where individuals or groups directly organise the design and construction of their new home(s)
- Custom build – project where individuals or groups work with a specialist developer to help deliver their new home(s).
View the Self Build Public Register of Interest published as at 20 March 2017.
- At this stage, you are not making any commitment – the Council is just trying to find out how much local demand there is for self-build housing.
- In preparing this register, the Council is making no commitment to provide self-build or custom build plots.
- In submitting this form, you are agreeing that the Council can use the data you provide to understand the demand for custom build and self-build housing.
- Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but anonymous headline data extracted from it may be published (ie. overall numbers of registered entries for various categories, geographical areas of interest, types of housing sought, etc.)
- If you do not want your personal contact details held on the register, please indicate this on the form below. The Council will not continue to contact you about self and custom build issues and you should visit its website periodically to check for further developments or information.
- Your remaining information as submitted will be used by the Council for strategic planning, information and statistical purposes only.
1. An individual is eligible for entry in the register if that individual is:
a. aged 18 or over;
b. a British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
c. seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the relevant authority's area to build a house to occupy as that individual's sole or main residence.
2. An association is eligible for entry in the register if each member of the association meets all of the eligibility requirements for an individual set out in paragraph 1.
Download Registration Forms:
You can find more information and advice on self/custom build homes at the following National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) websites: