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Self Build and Custom Build Register

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, it places a duty on certain public authorities to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who wish to acquire serviced plots of land to bring forward self-build and custom housebuilding projects and to place a duty on certain public authorities to have regard to those registers in carrying out planning and other functions. This register will help inform the council of the level of demand for self build and custom build plots in Telford and Wrekin and enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.

Visit the Legislation.GOV.UK website for information about the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015.

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

Complete the online registration form for the Self build and Custom Build Register

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 please contact self.build@telford.gov.uk

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Last updated: 03/05/2022 10:20

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