Building a property

Self-build and custom housebuilding register

We keep a register of people and associations looking to acquire a serviced plot of land to develop their own home.

Self-build homes are subject to the same requirement for planning permission as other homes. The submission of a site on to the register does not guarantee planning permission, nor does it prejudice any planning decision we may make for a particular site.

Completing the register is simply an expression of interest that an individual or an association is looking to acquire a self-build plot in a particular locality. We must then assess the demand and ensure sufficient plots are provided to meet that demand in the borough as a whole (there is no duty to meet the needs of particular locations).

The National Custom and Self Build Association explains:

  • self-build is where you organise the design and construction of your new home
  • custom build is where you work with a specialist developer to help deliver your own home

Registering your interest

If you are interested in starting a self or custom build project, please register your interest with us:

Register with us

What is the information for?

The information gathered will help us to find out more about the demand for custom and self-build plots in the borough, where people would like their plot to be and the type of dwelling that they would like to build.

Personal data

Personal data will be processed in line with the planning policy privacy notice.