Custom and self build housing
As required by legislation, the Council has a register for people who are seeking to buy a serviced plot of land in Peterborough City Council’s administrative area for the purpose of building their own home. The Government has issued Regulations about eligibility for entry on the register.
An individual is eligible for entry on the register if that individual is:
- aged 18 or over;
- a British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland;
- 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.
In addition, and as permitted by the regulations, Peterborough City Council also require the following in order to be entered on the register:
- pay a registration fee to the council of £20
- if you want to be entered on Part1 of the register, you must meet the local connection test (set out below);
If the applicant is a group or an association, each member must fulfil the eligibility criteria and must each pay a £20 registration fee.
What is the benefit of being on ‘Part 1’ of the Register?
Part 1 of the register comprises those people and organisations who meet all of the eligibility criteria, including the local connection test. Part 2 comprises those people and organisations who meet all the eligibility criteria, apart from the local connection test.
To you as an individual or association, there is no direct benefit to being on ‘Part 1’.
However, the Council has a duty to facilitate the provision of enough service plots of land to meet the demand for the number of applicants on Part 1 of their register within a 3 year period.
Registration on either Part 1 or Part 2 does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.