Self Build Register and Projects

Self-Build Register

Local Planning Authorities in England and Wales are obliged under the Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 to hold a register of local individuals and community groups who would be interested in Self Build or Custom Build projects in their District. 

This register will enable Tendring District Council to gather evidence to identify if there is a demand for this type of development within the district.

If you are interested in registering, please use the link below:

Complete online registration form

If you have an area of land that you believe to be suitable for custom build housing, please fill out the form at the link below:

Complete online landowner registration form

In submitting the registration form, you are agreeing that the council can use the registered data to understand the demand for custom build and self-build housing.

Personal details included on the register will not be made public; however anonymised headline data extracted from it may be published (i.e. overall numbers of registered entries for various categories, geographical areas of interest, types of housing sought etc.).

The Council is required to hold your name and address details on the register and if you are an association the register will, if relevant, also include the name and address of the lead contact, along with the number of serviced plots its members are seeking.  The register will not contain any other information you have supplied.

The Council might contact you to confirm your interest when potential planning applications are being considered.

If you do not want your personal contact details held on the register, please indicate this on the registration form. The council will not contact you about self and custom build issues. Please visit the website to check for further developments. 

Your remaining information as submitted will be used by the council for strategic planning, information and statistical purposes only. 

Please be aware that self-build homes are subject to the same requirement for planning permission as other homes.

Further Information and Advice

Please also use the following website for further information and financial support:

If you would like to know more about Self build or have any queries about the registration, please contact:

William Fuller, telephone: 01255 686188, email: 

Last updated on: 23/02/2018 - 12:16