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Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding​​​
​What is Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding?

Self-build projects are usually those where you organise the design and construction of your own home directly. This covers a range of projects including where you build your own dwelling and where you may employ a builder to complete all or part of the project for you. Community-led projects can also be defined as self build.

Custom build homes are where you work with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver your own home. The developer may help to find a plot, often within a larger housing scheme, manage the construction and arrange the finance for your new home. This is more of a hands-off approach but your home will be tailored to match your individual requirements.

What is the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register?
​The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires local authorities to have a register of people who are interested in self-build or custom build projects in their area. The register will allow the Council to understand the demand of self-build and custom build in the Borough and to develop a strategy for providing plots to meet this demand.

The register will help the Council to find out more about the number of plots required in the Borough, where people would like these plots to be and the type of houses that people would like to build on them. 

The information in the register will be used to explore ways in which the Council might work to identify opportunities for self-build or custom housebuilding. Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available.

How to Register Your Interest in Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding.
If you would like to register your interest please complete the registration form located in the related documents section

Contact details:
If you require any further information, please contact the Strategic Planning Team:
Strategic Planning
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT

Telephone: 01287 612356


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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