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Register your interest in a self-build or custom home

Joining the self-build register

You can join the self-build register as an individual or group, but all members of the group must meet the eligibility criteria. Groups should appoint one person as their main contact. 

To be eligible to join you must be:

  • aged 18 or over

  • either a British citizen, a national of a European Economic Area State, or a national of Switzerland

  • seeking a plot of land in the district to build a house that will be your main home

You must pay a fee of £30 to join the self-build register as a group or individual. You must apply again each year, and pay a further fee of £30, if you want to stay on the register.

Registration does not guarantee a suitable plot will become available.

Join the Canterbury self-build register