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Considering building your own home in North Northants?

Planning and building control

31 October 2022

Construction tools and building plans

From Monday 31 October, those wanting to build their own property in North Northamptonshire will be able to easily register their interest in a serviced plot of land for a custom or self-build property via a new online system.

Custom and self-build housing covers housing built by individuals or groups for their own use, either by building the home on their own or by working with builders. They can offer a real alternative to buying ‘off the peg’ houses that may not fully meet a household’s requirements, including budget restraints and the desire for a more innovative, green design.

Custom and self-build need not be solely for privately owned housing. Affordable housing may also be developed through low cost home ownership schemes such as shared ownership or affordable rented housing.

Once registered the council will get in touch whenever it is made aware of potential future projects and land opportunities for custom and self-build housing across North Northamptonshire.

As well as helping those interested in building their own property, this new register will help us understand how many local residents are interested in building their own home, so we can plan for the demand for custom and self-building across the area.Cllr David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
More people are considering building their own home, so it is great that we can introduce this new register which will allow anyone interested in a plot of land across North Northamptonshire to express their interest through one easy to use form on our website.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The new register will replace the former systems offered by the former Corby Borough Council, Kettering Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough and anyone on the old system will need to re-register from 31 October. 

Moving the register to a single platform will help improve service delivery and the process for those interested in building their own property.

Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available to meet needs. Planning permission will also be required for any development in the normal way.

Further information on building your own home can be found at the Self-Build Portal and Buildstore.

If you are looking for a plot of land to build a property, you can register your interest via the NNC website.