Self-build and custom housebuilding

Self Build Register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on councils to keep a register of individuals and community groups locally who want to acquire land for self-build homes and to have regard to these registers in carrying out its planning function.

We are in the process of creating an online register of interest which will enable the Council to gather evidence to see if there is a demand for this type of development within the borough. If the Council then becomes aware of land that may be suitable for self build it can highlight this register to the landowner/ agent.

Please be aware that self build homes are subject to the same requirement for planning permission as other homes.

Registering your interest in self and custom build

To be included on the register, please complete the registration form on our consultation portal.

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom build plots within the borough, where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.

We shall use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.

We will not pass identifiable information from the Register onto anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details.

If you require any further information, please contact the Forward Planning team via email at or telephone 01723 384406.