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The Government wants to help more people to build or commission their own homes and requires Preston City Council (PCC) to maintain and publish a register of people / groups of people (association's), who wish to buy serviced plots of land in Preston.
Defined in the regulation's as being one that has access to a public highway and connections for electricity, water and waste water.
Anyone applying to go on the register needs to meet eligibility criteria, set out in the application form, and confirm that any house built will be the sole or main residence of a person, or in the case of an association, the sole or main residence of all the people making up the association.
(a) in the case of an individual, the name and address of the individual;
(b) in the case of an association -
(c) in all cases, the date on which the entry in the register was made.
Self-build usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home.
Custom build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home.
There may be some overlap between the two for example some custom build developers offer the option of a serviced plot where you can design and build your own home as part of a larger scheme.
An “association” means an association of individuals and includes a body corporate on behalf of an association of individuals.
You can apply to Preston City Council for entry in the register. There are separate forms for individuals and associations and these can be found in the documents section on this page.
Completed forms will have to be accompanied by copies of the evidence documents specified on the form.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.