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Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

What is the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding register?

Following the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (external link), the Council maintains a register that is used to identify and assess the level of demand for in self-build and custom housebuilding in Wealden. By registering your interest, the Council is able to find out more about the location, plot size and type of self-build and custom build houses required. The register will be used to help inform policies related to this type of housebuilding in the Council's new Wealden Local Plan. Registering on the Council's Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified.

Who can apply?

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility criteria for entry on the register. Each individual applicant and every member of an association of individuals that applies for entry on the register must be:

  • aged 18 or older
  • a British citizen, a national of a EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
  • seeking (either alone or with others) to enquire a serviced plot of land in the relevant authority's area to build a house to occupy as that individual's sole or main residence.

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the Self-build and Custom Build Registration Form (pdf). Individuals who wish to register as an association must appoint a member or officer to act as the lead contact for the purposes of correspondence. Further information on self-build and custom housebuilding is available on the Government's website (external link).

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering building your own home, then please register your interest with us.
Your registration provides the Council with an understanding of the demand for self-build and custom build plots across the District and enables us to support your needs through planning policy. Please read the Self-Build Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) for more information.

Summary of Wealden District Council's Self Build Register

Summary of key information relating to the Self Build Register can be found in the document below.

Contact the Planning Policy Team