These regulations place 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 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/105/introduction/made will help inform the council of the level of demand for self build and custom build plots in Wyre Forest district and enable the council to develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.
Priority will be given to applicants who have a local connection to the area
Self Build and Custom Build Register
If you would like to register your interest for a custom or self build plot, please complete the online registration form. Please note there is a £20 charge to register.Apply for Self Build Registration for Individuals Apply for Self Build Registration for Associations
By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom and self build plots in Wyre Forest district where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.
We shall use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.
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.
Everyone who chooses to custom build their home will have different reasons.
There are also different ways to custom build which are listed below. When deciding which is most suitable for you, you need to consider:
DIY custom build
The customer buys a plot and builds their own home to their own specification.
Self finish custom build
The customer buys a serviced plot from an enabler who owns a number of plots on a site, works with the enabler to create a home to their specification which is then built to be wind and watertight.
The customer takes over the remaining elements themselves or employs subcontractors.
Full turn key custom build
The customer buys a serviced plot from an enabler who owns a number of plots on a site. They work with the enabler to design their home to their specification and individual lifestyle.
The house is completed by the enabling developer to a fixed budget and timescale.
Independent community custom build
Where a group of individuals join forces to purchase a large site which is split into individual plots. They are involved in the planning, design and building of their own home.
By working as part of a group costs are minimised both in terms of labour and materials.
Supported community custom build
As above a group of individuals come together to share their skills, boost their knowledge of building and create a number of houses collectively.
Some groups form themselves and others are formed by housing associations or other agencies.
Cohousing custom build
Cohousing communities are intentional communities created and run by their residents.
Each household has a self-contained, personal and private home, but residents come together to manage their community, share activities, eat together.
Affordable custom build
Those on a low income can participate in the planning, design and building of their own homes through custom build. They can learn a range of new skills and save money through sweat equity.
Further Information and Advice
If you would like to know more or have any queries about the register please contact us
We will not pass identifiable information from the Register onto anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details
Please note by completing the registration form you are agreeing that
Please note an association is eligible for entry in the register if each member of the association meets all of the eligibility requirements for an individual set out above.