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Register your interest in a self-build or custom home

The Canterbury self-build register

As part of the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act we must keep a register of people interested in building their own home. There is a fee of £30 a year to be on this register. 

We use the register to find out more about the demand for self-build and custom plots in the district. We publish information about self-build each year in our Authority Monitoring Report.

Local connection test

The self-build register is in two parts. People with a local connection to Canterbury district go on part one, everyone else goes on part two.

  • The number of people on part one of the register influences how many self and custom build plots we need to grant planning permission for.

  • The number of people on part two of the register influences wider policy decisions.