Self-build projects are defined as those where someone directly organises the design and construction of their own home. This covers a wide range of projects, from a traditional DIY self-build home to projects where the self-builder employs someone to build their home for them. Community-led projects can also be defined as self build.

What is a custom house building?
  • One where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home
    • A developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home
What is the self build and custom house building register for?
  • To provide an indication of demand for self and custom builds in Breckland that can be used when developing housing and planning policies
  • From 1 April 2016, we are required to keep a register of people looking for land in our area on which to build their own homes
  • The Custom and Self-Build Register

Complete the online form if you would like toregister your interest in a serviced custom or self-build plot (opens new window).

If you have a question about the register, please contact our Strategic Housing Team

If you are planning to build a self-build home property or require further information including how to apply for planning permissionguidance is available on the Planning Portal. (opens new window)

We do offer pre-application advice,information is available on our website.

If you have a question about planning policy for Custom/Self Build housing,please contact us via our online form.

Last updated: 13/12/2023 12:38:57