Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register

Welcome to the Harborough District Council Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register online application form.

The Council has a legal duty under the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to keep a register of individuals and associations who wish to acquire serviced plots of land within the District to bring forward self-build and custom housebuilding projects. If you are seeking, either alone or with others, to acquire one or more serviced plots of land to undertake a self-build or custom housebuilding project, you need to complete this form.

Self-build and custom housebuilding is defined by legislation as the building or completion, by individuals, associations or persons working with (or for) individuals or associations, of houses to be occupied as homes by those individuals. (Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 )

The Register provides the Council with valuable information on demand locally for self-build and custom housebuilding and is a key part of the Council's evidence base for this type of housing. Entry on the Register does not guarantee that a suitable plot of land will be identified or become available.

Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but anonymous headline data extracted from it may be published. The Council reviews the Register periodically, contacting named individuals or lead contacts of associations to confirm the accuracy of details submitted to the Register.

Before completing this form, please read the frequently-asked questions to find out more about the Register (including the number of entries). Further information about the Council's approach to promoting self-build and custom housebuilding and to meeting its legislative duties is set out in its Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Corporate Policy document (endorsed by Cabinet on 6th July 2020).

The Corporate Policy document is available to view or downloload here.

When completing the online form, please use the 'previous' and 'next' buttons to navigate between pages. Please ensure that you submit the form once completed. Data from partially completed forms or forms which have not been submitted will not be saved.

The Council is collecting your information in accordance with the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended). The information you have supplied will be used to maintain a list of people and groups interested in building their own homes and to deliver and improve Council services. Your information may be shared with other Council departments.

Your information will be held in accordance with the Council's Document Retention and Disposal Policy and we will only ask you for as much information as is required to respond to your enquiry / expression of interest in self build. We will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties unless required to do so by law.

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information , and your rights to access information we hold about you, please contact: Harborough District Council, The Symington Building, Adam & Eve St, Market Harborough LE16 7AG or