Custom / Self-build

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 Custom House Building? 

Custom build homes are where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach but your home will be tailored to match your individual requirements.

What is the self build and custom house building register? 

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own homes. The self-build and custom house building register will provide an indication of demand for self and custom build in our area 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. Also to 'have regard' to it in our planning, housing and regeneration functions and when disposing of any of our land.

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

The Custom and Self Build Register

Last updated: 17/03/2021 10:43:41