Housing strategies and policies

Read our latest strategic policies, learn about the custom/self-build register, download our local housing profile, and explore Help to Buy


Breckland Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2017 to 2021 (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)

Homeless and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020 to 2025 (PDF) [816KB] (opens new window)


Custom and self-build register

This register will help inform the council of the level of demand for custom and self-build build plots in the Breckland area. It may also enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.

You can join the register if you are:

  • Aged 18 or over.
  • A British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the UK, or a national of Switzerland.
  • Seeking to acquire a serviced plot of land in the Breckland area to build a home to occupy as your sole or main residence.

Register your interest in a serviced custom or self build plot.

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom and self build plots in Breckland, including what sort of plot people would like, where people would like their plot to be and the type of home that they would like to build.

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

Further information and advice

Visit the Self Build Portal for more information on custom and self-build.

You are able to  view information about people already on the register (PDF) [91KB] (opens new window)  and their requirements.


Local housing profile

Breckland's dashboard provides useful information about housing in our areas. Data is available for all parishes in the Breckland area. 

Download the local housing profile data (Excel spreadsheet) [537KB] (opens new window) .

If you have any queries, please email the Enabling team (housingenabler@breckland.gov.uk).


Help to Buy

Would you like a place of your own, but haven't quite got the money to buy on the open market?

Have you consideredHelp to Buy?

Help to Buy is the name for a range of low cost home ownership products backed by the Government. They have been developed to make home ownership more affordable and help you get a foot on the property ladder.

You may be eligible if you have a household income below £60,000, and cannot purchase a suitable home without assistance.

Particular priority is given to existing Housing Association tenants and MOD personnel.

The scheme is administered by Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association. If you would like to find out more, visit the Help to Buy website or contact them by email (helptobuyeastandsoutheast@bpha.org.uk) or telephone (03333 214044).

Last updated: 11/05/2022 09:59:03