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 fourth monitoring year (30 October 2019), there were a total of 315 live entries on Northumberland County Council’s Self and Custom Build Register, including six groups, with a combined demand for around 332-337 plots (12-19 plots for the groups). About half of those registering have indicated one or more preferences of location in the county.
The first monitoring base period 1 April - 30 October 2016 saw 113 registrations, including 2 small groups, although some were updated or repeat entries. The Council was therefore required to have permissioned at least 112 plots by 30 October 2019.
A further 80 registrations, including 1 group, were received in the second base year 31 October 2016 - 30 October 2017 for an additional 78 plots. 81 registrations were made in 2017-18, including 3 groups, for an additional 80-85 plots, with 79 registrations in 2018-19 for an additional 62 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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