The Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires local councils to establish local registers of people or groups looking to buy land to commission or build their own home(s). This will support aspiring self and custom builders in their area.

What is the purpose of the register?

The Government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home. This register will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build in Sunderland and allow the council to identify sites which may be suitable for development of this type.

Why should people or groups register?

The council will 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.

This register is the only method to apply to join Sunderland City Council's Self-Build and Custom Build Register.  If you have previously registered with a different organisation this is unrelated to the council's register and we will not have your details. 

If you would like to register your interest for a self-build or custom build plot, please complete the online registration form.  To do this, first you will need to register online.

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