Self-build and custom builds

About the Self-build and custom house-building register

The Self-build and Custom House-building Act 2015 (c 17) (“the Act”) requires us to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the administrative boundary of Braintree.

We keep a register of people who want serviced plots of land in their area to build homes on.

We supplement the data from the registers with secondary data sources.

  • Building plot search websites 'Need-a-Plot'
  • Self Build Portal
  • Enquiries for building plots from local estate agents

By using multiple data sources we get a detailed view of the demand for this type of housing.

Supporting documents

View the Self-build and Custom House-building (Register) Regulations 2016

View the Draft Self-build and custom house-building: draft planning practice guidance

Updated April 2018

Planning Policy

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525