Self/Custom Build Register

2021 update

In July 2019 the Council contacted people who were included in the register in order to confirm their interest. In March 2020 those that did not replied were contacted again. As consequence of this update, the register was reduced from 87 entries to 43.  As part of this update the Council aim to publish an annual review of the register (without personal information) in order to improve the functionality of this tool. 

The October 2021 register can be viewed here (Excel Spreadsheet), please contact if you need an alternative format (e.g. .csv). 

Landowners interested in any of the entries, please contact explaining the nature of your interest and providing the ID as specified in the spreadsheet. Then, the Council will contact the person in the register who is associated with that ID. 

End of year (31st October 2020 - 30th October 2021) summary:

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In recent years, the Government has stated it wants to encourage and enable individuals/groups to build their own home.


This process was formally confirmed by the Self-build and Custom Housing Act 2015, which places an obligation on Councils to create and maintain a Self/Custom Build Registers, and to use it as appropriate to encourage/facilitate individuals/groups building there own homes. 

Why We Are Collecting This Information

The creation and maintaining a self/custom build register is a statutory responsibility contained within The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016).


By completing this form we can gauge the interest for self/custom build plots across the borough, and design a system to connect landowners and interested individuals.

Signing up to the register does not guarantee a suitable plot will be found. However, if a suitable plot is found, we will not pass on any details without first obtaining consent to do so.

Requirements such as obtaining planning permission and building regulations will still have to be obtained as appropriate.

If you would like to be added to the Melton Borough Council Self Build Register, please click here