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 (opens new window) .

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 (opens new window) .

You are able to  view information about people already on the register (PDF) [97KB] (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) [354KB] (opens new window) .

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

Help to Buy and shared ownership

The Help to Buy scheme has now closed, and any queries regarding existing homes should be passed to your management agent. 

Various other shared ownership schemes continue in operation, and the majority of homes on these will be advertised via local estate agents and property portals.  In general, those with a local connection to Breckland and a modest, regular income are eligible.

Last updated: 19/04/2023 10:50:48