Self and custom build

Find out more information on building your own home.

What are self and custom build?

Self build register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on us to keep a register of people who are interested in self build or custom build projects in the district.

How we'll use the register

This register will help inform us of:

  • the level of demand for self build and custom build plots in the district;
  • where people would like their plot to be; and,
  • the type of house that they would like to build.

This information will enable us to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.

Types of custom build projects

Individual custom build

  • an individual purchases a plot of land and builds a home
  • they may do some or all of the build themselves, or employ a builder, architect and in some cases, a project manager to oversee the build

Group custom build

  • a group of people come together to design and develop a custom build housing development which they then live in
  • they may build this themselves or with help from a developer to manage the project

Developer-led custom build

  • a developer divides a larger site into individual plots and provides a design and build service to purchasers
  • this gives people a chance to tailor existing house designs to suit their own preference and needs

Register for a self build plot

If you would like to register your interest for a self or custom build plot, please complete the online registration form.

Register for a self build plot

Further information

Both the Planning Portal and GOV.UK provide comprehensive information on self build and custom build.

You can also visit the Self Build Portal, which has a number of interactive guides.