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Self Build

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. This register will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build in North West Leicestershire and allow the Council to develop its housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.

Self builds are projects where the person directly organises the design and construction of their new home themselves. This can cover a wide range of projects, from 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, to projects where the self-builder arranges for an architect/contractor to build their home for them; and those projects that are delivered by kit home companies (where the self-builder still has to find the plot, arrange for the slab to be installed and then has to organise the kit home company to build the property for them).

Custom build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home. 

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

More information is available via the self-build portal at www.selfbuildportal.org.uk a government endorsed self-build website.

You may also find the National Custom and Self-build Association web site at www.nacsba.org.uk useful.

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