If you are interested in a self build or custom build home, you can join our register.
We provide information about available plots and opportunities to the people on our register.
To be eligible to join the register, you need to be:
- aged 18 or over
- a British citizen, a national of an EEA state, or a national of Switzerland; and
- looking to buy a serviced plot of land in Chelmsford City Council’s area to build a house to live in as your main residence
How to join
To join the register, you will need to provide:
- your name, address and contact details
when you are hoping to start your project
where in the Chelmsford area you want to build
why you want to build your own home
details about the people in your household
the number of bedrooms your home would include, and the type of property it would be
your preferred tenure for your home
your average yearly household income
your current level of savings
Once we receive your application, we validate it and if we approve it, we will add you to our register within 28 days.
You can also contact us if you want us to remove you from the register.
Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015
This government act requires us to maintain the register for those interested in building their own homes.
It also requires us to grant enough planning permissions to meet the demand that the register has identified. Our Local Plan includes a policy about the provision of self and custom build housing.