Self Build Register

What is Self-build and Custom-build?

A Self-build is where someone directly organises the design and construction of their new home. This covers quite a wide range of projects. The most obvious example is a traditional 'DIY self-build' home, where the self-builder selects the design they want and then does much of the actual construction work themselves. Self-build also includes projects where the self- builder arranges for an architect/contractor to build their home for them.

Custom build homes tend to be those where you work with a specialist developer to help deliver your own home. This can be a more appealing approach as you'll have an 'expert' guiding you. These companies can provide you with everything from securing or providing a site in the first place, through to managing the construction work and even arranging the finance for you.

What area does the Register cover?

This register will cover the Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark & Sherwood Districts. These three Districts are within a shared housing market area, as such a joint register has been created to reflect this. The register allows you to choose from broad areas within the three Districts, and also give you the opportunity to inform us if you would like to build outside the three Districts.

What is the purpose of the register?

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. To help realise this, Councils are required to have a register so they can understand local demand for this type of housing. In turn this will help inform future policies and projects to help bring forward custom and self-build development.

Registering your interest in Self and Custom-build

If you would like to register your interest please complete the registration form by clicking ‘register’ below.


Further information

For further information relating to the Self-build process and the Registers that are required to be held by the Local Planning Authority, please visit the following links:

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015

The Custom and Self-build Toolkit

The Self-Build Portal

For more information please contact:

Ashfield District Council -
Mansfield District Council -
Newark & Sherwood District Council -

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