We are required to keep a register of people and associations who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the Council’s area in order to build houses for them to occupy as homes.
At 31 October 2017 (the end of the second base period) 42 people were registered with the Council.
In order to promote self-build and custom housebuilding in Rutland, we have included a draft policy in our Consultation Draft Local Plan Review that would require developers of sites of 20 dwellings or more to supply at least 5% of dwelling plots for sale to self-builders, subject to appropriate demand being identified.
How can I register?
Please complete the on-line form below if you wish to be entered on the register for Rutland, either as an individual or on behalf of an association.
In order to register, you or each member of the association will need to meet the following criteria:
be aged 18 or older;
be a British citizen, a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) state other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
meet the local connection test (see below) to be entered onto Part 1 of the register.
pay a registration fee to the council of £75 (this will increase to £77 from 1 April 2018).
be seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the relevant authority’s area to build a house to occupy as that individual’s sole or main residence.
If you are applying as a couple or two or more members of one household, there is only on registration fee of £75 to pay but each of you will need to meet the local connection test.
If you are applying on behalf of an association, each member must meet the eligibility criteria set out above, including payment of a £75 registration fee and meeting the local connection test.
What is the local connection test?
In order to meet the local connection test, you or each member of the association will need to:
- have lived and/or to have been in paid employment in Rutland for the preceding year, or for a total of three years out of the preceding five years OR
- have an immediate family member who has lived in Rutland for the past three years. (Immediate family means a parent, child or sibling. Step and half relatives count as full relatives.) OR
- be in the service of the regular or reserve armed forces of the Crown or to have applied within five years of discharge (the test will also be met where another household member meets this test, including cases of bereavement but not lodgers).
How will the information be used
We are required to have regard to the register in carrying out the Council’s planning and other functions and to ensure that sufficient serviced plots of land for self-build and custom building are granted permission to meet the demand arising from Part 1 of the register.
Part 1 of the Register comprises those people and organisations who meet all the criteria outlined above. Part 2 comprises those people and organisations who meet all the criteria but do not meet the local residency condition.
Registration does not imply that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available. We do not offer assistance to individual self-build or custom house builders in terms of identifying or securing plots.
By also completing the optional questions 19-22, you will help us find out more about the demand for custom build plots, where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.
We will not pass identifiable information from the register on to anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details.
What happens next?
Once your application has been received we will send you an invoice for payment of the registration fee.
We may require you to provide further information or evidence in support of your application.
We will consider your application and notify you of whether you or your associationare eligible for entry to Part 1 or Part 2 of the register, or not eligible for entry to the register.
Please read the important Privacy Notice and Data Protection Notice at the end of the form which explain how the information you supply to us will be used.
Smaller Service Centres,* Barrowden, Belton-in-Rutland, Caldecott, Essendine, Exton, Glaston, Great Casterton, Langham, Lyddington, Manton, Morcott, North Luffenham, South Luffenham, Tinwell, Whissendine, Wing.
Restraint Villages,* Ashwell, Ayston, Barleythorpe, Barrow, Belmesthorpe, Bisbrooke, Braunston-in-Rutland, Brooke, Burley, Clipsham, Egleton, Hambleton, Little Casterton, Lyndon, Pickworth, Pilton, Preston, Ridlington, Seaton, Stoke Dry, Stretton, Teigh, Thistleton, Thorpe by Water, Tickencote, Tixover, Toll Bar, Wardley, Whitwell.
Local Service Centre*, Cottesmore, Edith Weston, Empingham, Greetham, Ketton, Market Overton, Ryhall.
* Refers to the settlement hierarchy as set out in policy CS3 of the Council's Core Strategy Development Plan Document (2009).