Self and Custom Build Register | Sevenoaks District Council

Self and Custom Build Register

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to supporting access to both affordable and market housing for local people. This includes supporting people wishing to build their own homes.

What is Self Build and Custom Build? 

Self build housing, also known as custom build, typically involves individuals commissioning the construction of a new house from a builder, contractor, package company or physically building a house for themselves. 

What is the Purpose of the Register?

The purpose of the Register is to enable the Council to gather evidence to see if there is a demand for self or custom build homes within the District. It will allow us to develop our housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate. 

Registering your Interest in Self and Custom Build

If you would like to register your interest you can fill in our register online for quick and easy registration. 

Register online

How your Information will be used

By signing up, you will help us find out more about the demand for self and custom build plots in Sevenoaks, where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.

We will use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together. However, registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.

The Council will only use the information internally and to publish headline demand figures. Any identifiable information will not be passed on to 3rd parties without formal prior consent from the person who registered their details.  


Headline demand figures for self and custom build plots


Further Support

The Government has created a dedicated service and online resource for those who are interested in a self or custom build project:

The Self Build Portal.

National Custom & Self Build Association 

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