Self-Build and Custom Build Register

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, places a duty on local authorities in England to keep and have regard to a register of people and groups interested in self-build and custom build housing.

Please note that registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.

Am I eligible to be entered on the register?

Each individual applicant and every member of an association of individuals that applies for entry on the register must be:

  • aged 18 or older;

  • a British citizen, a national of a EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and

  • seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the relevant authority’s area to build a house to occupy as that individual’s sole or main residence.

How to Register your Interest

If you would like to register your interest, please complete the form below:

Then return the form to Planning Policy by either:

  • Email –;

  • Or post – Planning Policy, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9FT.

How we will use information from the register

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

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

We will not pass identifiable information from the Register onto anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details.

In submitting this form, you are agreeing that the council can use the data you provide to understand the demand for custom build and self-build housing.

Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but anonymised headline data extracted from it may be published (i.e. overall numbers of registered entries for various categories, geographical areas of interest, types of housing sought etc.).

Your remaining information as submitted will be used by the council for strategic planning, information and statistical purposes only. You will also be contacted by the Council on an annual basis to determine if you still wish to remain on the register.

Basic Self Build Stats - 04-04-2022

As of the date of 04-04-2022, there are 24 entries on the self build register. Basic - non personal information for these entries is included in the link below, including: 

  • the number of individuals and associations on their register;

  • the number of serviced plots of land sought; and

  • preferred locations in a local area, plot sizes and type of housing intended to be built.

Self & Custom Build Register - Basic Details 04-04-2022

Useful links

If you have any queries regarding Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding please contact the Planning Policy Team by email –