Find out more information for individuals and groups seeking to acquire serviced plots of land to build their own home.
As at the end of the fifth monitoring year (30 October 2020), there were a total of 380 live entries on Northumberland County Council’s Self and Custom Build Register, including six groups, with a combined demand for around 392-447 plots (21-76 plots for the groups). About half of those registering have indicated one or more preferences of location in the county.
The first two monitoring base periods 1 April 2016 - 30 October 2017 saw 193 registrations, including 3 small groups, although some were updated or repeat entries. The Council was therefore required to have permissioned at least 190 plots by 30 October 2020.
A further 81 registrations, including 3 groups, were received in the third base year 31 October 2017 - 30 October 2018 for an additional 80-85 plots. 79 registrations were made in 2018-19 for an additional 62 plots, with 71 registrations in 2019-20, including 3 groups, for an additional 77-125 plots.
About a quarter of those on Northumberland’s register have, however, also registered an interest in finding a self or custom build plot with one or more other local authorities, mainly in North East England, so there is known to be a significant degree of duplication of demand across the region. About a third of those on the Council’s register currently live outside Northumberland.
We may contact you to confirm your eligibility or to discuss opportunities for self and custom housebuilding projects. However, the personal information you submit will not be shared with anyone outside the Council.
Please contact us if you no longer wish to be included on the Self and Custom Build Register (eg. because you have already found a plot, or otherwise are no longer interested in finding a plot in Northumberland). In order to ensure we continue to comply with GDPR requirements, and so that we do not retain people’s details on the register unnecessarily and indefinitely, entries will be removed from the register after a 4-year period, along with any duplicate entries. You can nevertheless choose to re-register at any time if you wish to maintain your interest on the register, although there is no need to re-register every year.
Please note that we are not affiliated with any third party organisations promoting self or custom housebuilding services or advice.
If you have any queries, or you require paper copies of these forms, please contact the Planning Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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