Wealden District Council

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).

Data Protection

The Council will store and use your personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act sets out rules for processing personal information (known as personal data) and applies to both paper and electronic records. Any personal information you give the Council is held securely and will be used only for council purposes. Information that was collected for one purpose may be used for another council purpose, unless there are legal restrictions preventing this. The Council may share this information where necessary with other organisations, including (but not limited to) where it is appropriate to protect public funds and/or prevent fraud in line with the National Fraud Initiative guidelines. Please see www.wealden.gov.uk/dataprotection for further information.

Personal information on the register will not be made public, but anonymised data extracted from it may be published (i.e. overall numbers of registered entries, geographical areas of interest etc.). By submitting the registration form you confirm that you consent to all of the above.

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