The Council has a register for people seeking a plot of land in Broadland on which they can build their own home. This is in accordance with the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and related regulations.
For entry onto the register there is an initial fee of £100 and to remain on the register an annual fee of £100 that will be required annually on the 31st October (for an Association the fee will apply to each member)
Individuals and associations or groups of individuals who wish to build their own home can join the register.
By joining you will be helping evidence the demand for this kind of housing plot and so encourage developers and land promoters to provide more serviced plots.
In addition, the Council will have regard to the register in its planning and housing work and other relevant functions.
The planning portal has created a guide on planning a self-build home. View the guide here.
To be eligible to go on the main part of the register (PART 1) you must be:
1. aged 18 or over
2. a British citizen, a national of an EEA state other than the United Kingdom or a national of Switzerland
3. seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land for your own self-build or custom housebuilding
4. a resident in Broadland District for at least the last 3 years (or be in the service of the regular armed forces of the crown, or were in the service within the last 3 years)
5. able to demonstrate that you will have sufficient resources to purchase the land for the self-build or custom housebuilding
If you meet all of the requirements apart from criteria 4, you can still be entered on PART 2 of the register.
For PART 2, the Council does not have to meet certain requirements under the Act (section 2A(6)) relating to the number of planning permissions given for serviced plots.