Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford, along with the rest of England, is now in lockdown until further notice. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Join our self build and custom build register

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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 join the register, you will need:

  • 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 registration, we will add you to the register and start sending you relevant information.


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 needs the register identifies. Our new Local Plan includes a policy about self and custom build housing.

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    Last updated: 05 January 2021

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