Self-build and custom-build register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 places a duty on local councils in 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 us of the level of demand for self-build and custom-build plots in South Northamptonshire.

At this stage, you are not making any commitment - but by signing up you will help us find out more about the demand for self-build and custom-build housing in South Northamptonshire, where people would like their plot to be and the type of housing that they would like to build. In submitting this form you are agreeing that we can use the data you provide to understand the demand for self build and custom build housing.

Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available. Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but headline data and a non personalised register will be published.

The Local Plan Part 2 was adopted this summer and contains within it at Part 4.6 a section on Self and Custom Build Development and a Policy (LH5) which supports the delivery of Self and Custom Built Homes. The Plan can be viewed on our local plan pages. The council is not actively undertaking its own self and custom development or selling plots, but by introducing this policy framework it is anticipated that future schemes for self and custom build will come forward that will service the needs of those included on the register. We will do our best to inform those on the register when we have permissioned suitable land for self build but this very much depends upon the applications that are made to us.

Recent planning applications for self and custom build properties considered by the council can be viewed by searching the online Planning Register.

These include application S/2020/1694/OUT at Overthorpe.

Please read the registration criteria before registering your interest.

In submitting the form below you are agreeing that we can use the data you provide to understand the demand for self-build and custom-build housing in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Register your interest on the self-build and custom-build register

Self Build and Custom Build Register

If in the future you decide that you are no longer interested, please email planning.policy@southnorthants.gov.uk so we can remove your details from the register.