From 1st April 2016 all local authorities in England are expected to have a system in place. When you select which local authorities you are interested in, we will tell you whether or not they are using this service. If they are not, you’ll need to go to their own websites to register.
Legislation requires local authorities in England to keep a register of people interested in self and custom build and to grant planning permission for the number of homes requested. Local authorities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also exploring how to support self and custom build projects.
Joining the Local Self Build Register allows you to make your contact details available to local authorities in areas where you’d like to build your own home or have one built for you. Local authorities that are using this service will be able to access your details and if you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll be automatically added to their own local registers.