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The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulation 2016 places a duty on local authorities to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who express an interest in acquiring a serviced plot of land in the authority’s area.
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.
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.
Defined in the regulation's as being one that has access to a public highway and connections for electricity, water and waste water.
An individual is eligible for entry in the register if that individual is:
An association is eligible for entry in the register if each member of the association meets all of the eligibility requirements for an individual.
(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.
You can apply for entry on the register by completing the correct online form for either: individuals and/or associations.
Completed forms will have to be accompanied by copies of the evidence documents specified on the form.
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