Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Self-Build and Custom Build Housing Register

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What is self-build and custom build?

Self-build housing usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home. Custom build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home. 

What is the purpose of the register?

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. This register will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build in the borough and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.

Registering your interest in self and custom build

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the registration form

How we will use information from the register?

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom build plots in the borough, 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. The Council are exploring opportunities to make land available for self-build and custom house building.

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.

If you require any further information, please contact the Economic Strategy and Spatial Planning Team.