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Self and custom build

Find out more information on building your own home.

Self build register

The Self-Build and Custom House building 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 is the register used?

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 or custom build plot

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

Further information

Both the Planning Portal and GOV.UK provide comprehensive information on self build and custom build projects.  You can also visit the Self Build Portal which has a number of interactive guides.

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