The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on councils across England to keep and have regard to a register of people who are interested in self build or custom build projects in their area. This register will help inform the council of the level of demand for self build and custom build plots in Telford & Wrekin and enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.
If you would like to register your interest for a custom or self build plot, please complete the online registration form linked below.
By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom and self build plots in Telford & Wrekin, where people would like their plot to be and the type of house 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. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.
What is Self Build? What is Custom Build?
Until recently building your own home was known as 'self build'. In 2011, the term 'custom build housing' was introduced in the Government's Housing Strategy for England.
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 including 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.
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.
Further Information and Advice
If you would like to know more about the Right to Build project, have any queries about the registration, or would like a copy of the registration form sent to you, please view our contact details.