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Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register

We are required to keep a register of people and associations who are interested in acquiring serviced plots of land in our area for custom or self-build homes.

The Council is undertaking an assessment of the level of demand for self-build and custom build housing development in the area. Self and custom build have been defined as:

  • Self-build - projects where individuals or groups directly organise the design and construction of their new home(s)
  • Custom build – project where individuals or groups work with a specialist developer to help deliver their new home(s)

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. 

At 31 October 2018 (the end of the third base period) 44 people were registered with the Council.

How can I register?

By registering your interest, you will help the Council to understand the level of interest in this form of development and the type of projects that may be appropriate in Rutland.

You can register your interest in custom and self- build housing 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 £79
  • 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 one registration fee of £79 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 £79 registration fee and meeting the local connection test.

The register comprises of two parts.

Part 1 – People/ organisations who meet all the criteria outlined above and meet the local connection test (outlined below).  

Part 2 – People/organisations who meet all the criteria but do not meet the local connection test.

What is the local connection test?

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) enables relevant authorities to include a local connection test. In order to meet the local connection test and be added to Part 1 of the register, you or each member of the association will need to meet one of the criteria below:       

  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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 give planning permission for enough suitable serviced plots of land to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising from Part 1 of our register.

In preparing this register, the Council are making no commitment to provide self-build or custom build plots. We do not offer assistance to individual self-build or custom house builders in terms of identifying or securing plots.

Questions 19-22 on the custom and self-build register application form below are optional. Providing us with this additional information will help us to gain a greater understanding of the nature of demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in Rutland.

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. Once payment is received your details will be added to the Self-Build 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.

Mandatory field

Custom and self-build register
About you
I am applying for entry to the Rutland Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register as:
Questions 7-11 to be completed if you are applying solely as an individual:
9. I confirm that I am are seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in Rutland for your own self build and custom housebuilding;
10. I confirm that I am prepared to pay the £79 registration fee to join the register
11. I confirm that I meet  the local connection test as follows:
I have lived and/or 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
I 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
I am in the service of the regular or reserve armed forces of the Crown or 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).
If you have just completed questions 7 - 11 then please continue to Q19.
Questions 12-18 to be completed if you are applying as an association of individuals:
Please completed these questions if you are applying on behalf of a couple or two or more members of one household, but please state under Q12 (Name and address of the association) “Application on behalf of a couple or two or more members of one household”.  We will then treat this as a joint application and there will be only one fee to pay.  
14. I confirm that each member of the association is seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in Rutland for their own self build and custom housebuilding;
17. I confirm that each member of the association is prepared to pay the £79 registration fee to join the register (Please note: only one £79 fee is payable where the application is from a couple or two or more members of one household) ;
18. I conform that each member of the association meets the local connection test as follows:
they 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
they 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
they are in the service of the regular or reserve armed forces of the Crown or 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)
Questions 19-22: The following information is optional and will help us find out more about the type of house that you/your association would like to build and where you would like it to be.
20. Have you/your association joined or do you intend to join any of the following local authority self- build and custom housebuilding register?
21. Do you/your association have any preference in terms of location for you/your association’s self build/custom home? (please tick as many as apply)
Privacy Notice 
The Council has a statutory duty under the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015. 
Information collected: 
• Name 
• Address 
• Telephone number and email address 
• Date of birth 
• Nationality 
• Other information as set out on the form below that will be used to establish your/your association’s eligibility for entry to the register. 
  
Agencies we might share the information with: 
• The register itself is not a public document, but anonymised data from it will be used for statistical purposes to assist with monitoring and developing policies for new housing. 
 
Purpose for processing: 
• Service delivery 
• Monitoring delivery 
• Future planning 
 
Data Protection Notice 
 
In order to comply with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018, we have to provide you with information about the personal data you give to us.  This information is set out below: 
 
Rutland County Council is the data controller for the personal information you may provide. You can contact us by phone on 01572 722577, via email to dataprotection@rutland.gov.uk or by writing to us at Data Protection, Catmose House, Oakham, Rutland. LE156HP 
 
Your information will be used so that we can keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the authority’s area for their own self-build and custom housebuilding. 
 
Your personal data may be shared with other teams within the council in order to provide a service to you, to ensure our records are kept up to date or otherwise where we are required to do so under other legislation.  We may share the data with third parties if we are required by law to do so, this may include the Police or Government Agencies.  We will not sell your data or use it for marketing purposes without your consent. 
 
We will keep your data for 4 years. This is in accordance with current legislation. 
You have the following rights under the GDPR.  Please note not all of these rights apply to all processing.  Further details on each right can be found on our website (https://www.rutland.gov.uk) 
• The right to be informed.   
• The right of access.   
• The right to rectification 
• The right to erasure 
• The right to restrict processing 
• The right to data portability 
• The right to object 
• Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling’ 
If you are not happy with the way the council is handling your personal information you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. 
 
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