Self-Build and Custom Build Register

What is self-build and custom build?

Self-build housing 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 area does the register cover?

Gedling Borough Council is hosting Self-Build and Custom Build Registers on behalf of all the Councils making up Greater Nottingham (Broxtowe Borough Council, Erewash Borough Council, Nottingham City Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council). The register allows you to choose which area(s) you are interested in building in.

A map showing the extent of this area (excluding the Hucknall part of Ashfield District) can be viewed by clicking here.

What is the purpose of the register and how will it be used?

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. Councils are required to keep a register of interested individuals and associations which will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build locally. The information held by the register will allow the Councils to develop their housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate and also to explore how to bring people and plots together.

We shall use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together, for instance by including appropriate policies in Local Plans.

We will not pass identifiable information from the Register onto anyone outside the participating Councils without the written consent of the person who registered their details.

Registering your interest in self-build and custom build

If you would like to register your interest, please read the guidance notes and complete the registration form.

By signing up you will help us find out more about the number and location of sites which are sought in Greater Nottingham and the types of houses that people would like to build. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable serviced plot will be identified, or become available.

More information on self-build and custom build

The National Custom and Self Build Association toolkit includes a range of useful information and can be found here.

If you require any further information, please contact the Planning Policy team via email at planningpolicy@gedling.gov.uk or on 0115 901 3733.