On 1 April 2016 the statutory duties under the 2015 Act to keep a register and to have regard to it came into force, and this guidance was published on the government’s planning practice guidance portal.
This guidance advises on the requirements in the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016 made under the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015.
It should be used by relevant authorities in designing the register they are required to keep under the Act, of individuals and associations of individuals, who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in their area in order to build homes for those individuals to occupy (referred to in this guidance as self-build and custom housebuilding registers).
It should be read alongside the current guidance on the housing and economic development needs assessment and the housing and economic land availability assessment available on the planning practice guidance portal.
This guidance applies to England only.