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Allerdale Borough Council,
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Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register

Local Planning Authorities (LPA) have a duty to keep a register of individuals and associations who have expressed an interest in purchasing serviced plots for custom and self build housing. The LPA must have regard to the register when assessing planning, housing, land disposal and regeneration opportunities.

This register is for all residents of Allerdale, including those who live in the Lake District National Park.

How to enter onto the register

Applicants can register as individual or as an association (a group of people wanting to build together).  Each individual or member of an association of individuals that applies for entry must be:

  • aged 18 or older;
  • a British citizen, a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
  • seeking (alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in Allerdale to build a house to occupy as that individual’s sole or main residence.

Individuals who wish to register as an association must appoint a member or officer to act as the lead contact for the purposes of correspondence.

If you are part of a couple or other household group that wants to register for a single plot, please complete the ‘individual’ application.  If you are representing a self build group and would like to make an application on behalf of the group, please complete the ‘association’ application. 

If you would like to apply to be entered on the register, the application forms for individuals and associations are in the downloadable documents section at the bottom of the page. A copy of the procedure we will follow is also available.

Custom and self-build housing must adhere to planning rules. For further information contact the appropriate planning department:

Allerdale Borough Council       01900 702740

Lake District National Park       01539 724555

The National Custom and Self Build Association brings together people with experience and expertise in this area to promote best practice.

Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerIndividual Application Form in PDF format261 Kb37 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAssociation Application Form in PDF format269 Kb38 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerSelf-build and Custom Housebuilding Register - Procedure in PDF format565 Kb1 min 21 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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Allerdale Borough Council
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CA14 3YJ