Newcastle Self Build and Custom Build Register

Newcastle Self Build and Custom Build Register

Individual registration form – this form is for individuals, couples or individual households who are looking to build a house as their sole or main residence. Please nominate one person to apply for entry on the Register.

Association of individuals Registration Form – this form is for groups of individuals where each person or household is looking to build a house as their sole or main residence. Please nominate a lead member to apply for entry on the Register.

Please read the information below before completing a form.

Newcastle City Council is required to maintain a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are interested in buying land to bring forward self and custom house-building projects, in accordance with the Self-build and Custom House-building Act 2015.

The Council have a duty to consider valid entries on the register when carrying out certain functions, and if you submit an application the information will be used to
•Assess demand for self and custom house-building in Newcastle to inform our planning, housing, property and regeneration functions
•Contact you about learning opportunities, potential plots for sale or emerging self and custom house-building projects in Newcastle.

Please note, your entry on the register does not create a requirement for the Council to identify a serviced plot for you at this stage.

Further details relating to the Act are currently being discussed by Government as part of the Housing and Planning Bill and we will update this page and our register when this information is available.

This application form is the only way to apply to join the Newcastle City Council Self 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 application information.

There is not currently a fee to make an application, but there may be in future.

You will need to meet eligibility criteria in order to make a valid application. An individual is eligible for entry on the register if they are:
•Aged 18 or over;
•A British Citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
•Seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot

An association is eligible for entry in the register if each member of the association meets all of the eligibility requirements for an individual set out above.

Each application form is split into two parts
•Part A has a set of mandatory questions and will be used to assess your eligibility to join the register
•Part B has a set of non-mandatory questions and is designed to help us understand what you are looking for and how we can help you

You will be informed of the outcome of your application in writing by email, or by post where email is not available within 28 days of the submission date. If your application is unsuccessful we will inform you of the reasons.

If you wish to amend or remove an entry from the register at any point you can send a written request to We will respond to this within 28 days.

The Council may remove an entry from the register if it considers that the individual, or in the case of an association any member of the association, is no longer eligible for entry in the register. Notification of the reasons for the decision will be sent in writing to the individual or the lead contact of the association.

This information is collected by Newcastle City Council as data controller in accordance with the data principles in the Data Protection Act 1998. The above purposes may require public disclosure of data received by Newcastle City Council in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, however your personal data will not be shared.

If you have any queries about the forms, please contact

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