Self-build and custom-build homes
Are you interested in developing or building your own home? If so please register your interest with us so that we can factor your needs into future planning policy.
- Self-build defines projects where an individual or group directly organises the design and construction of their own home or homes.
- Custom-build homes are where someone works with a developer as an individual or a group to help deliver their own homes. This is more of a hands-off approach, but homes are often tailored to match individual requirements.
We are legally obliged to keep a register of people who are interested in self build and custom build projects in our district. This was established in The Self Build and Custom House Building Act 2015.
We use this register to help us to identify and understand the demand for self-build or custom-build properties. We can then build this into future planning policies to meet the needs of our residents going forward.
More detailed guidance on the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) can be found on the Department of Communities and Local Government website.
Register your interest
If you would like to register your interest in custom or self build in Horsham, please complete our Online Registration Form.
In order to cover our costs of maintaining, updating and reporting on the register we charge an annual fee of £20.
How many entries are there on the register?
As of 01 March 2021 there are 100 entries on Horsham District Council’s Self and Custom Build Register of Interest of which 75 are Horsham District residents.