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Possible changes to the self-build and custom housebuilding register

In line with the requirements of the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016, the Council keeps a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are interested in self-build or custom housebuilding projects in the Borough. The register helps to identify the level of demand for suitable plots. 

At the present time, all entries on the Council’s register are held together but the Act and associated regulations permit the splitting of the register into two parts: Part 1 for those who have a local connection to the Borough and Part 2 for those who do not. 

Where registers are split into Parts 1 and 2, councils are required to meet the demand as evidenced by Part 1 only, over a rolling three-year period.

The Council is considering whether to divide the Register into Parts 1 and 2 (for both individuals and associations) in order to give priority to those with a local connection.

The deadline for comments on the Council’s consideration to divide its Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register into two parts has now passed and this consultation has ended. Comments raised are now being considered as part of the consultation process and a decision is expected in November 2020.

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