We have to keep a register to find out demand for serviced plots of land in the council's area. We use the information to guide local policy on self-build homes and help potential self-builders to find suitable plots.
If you are on the register, you will be given priority when self-build or custom-build plots are made available.
If you register, it doesn't guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available. We do not offer assistance to individual self-build or custom housebuilders to identify or secure plots.
You can apply to join the self-build and custom housebuilding register using the online form below.
To join the self-build and custom housebuilding register, you need to meet all the following criteria. These apply to individuals or each individual in an association that is looking to take on a project.
If you also meet one or more of the local connection test criteria below, you will be eligible to join Part 1 of the register. If you do not meet the local connection test, but meet the two criteria above, you will be entered into Part 2 of the register.
Those on Part 1 of the register will be given first priority if new self-build or custom-build plots are made available through the council.
Government guidance on self-build and custom housebuilding is available on the GOV.UK website.
To meet the local connection test, you need to meet one of the following criteria.
We have a duty to grant sufficient development permissions to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in our area, as shown in our self-build and custom housebuilding register.
The report below sets out information on the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in the district, and how we are meeting this duty. A web version of the report can be found here.