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Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register

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

This register is for residents of Allerdale who want to express an interest in self-build and custom housebuilding outside the Lake District National Park. For information about self-build and custom housebuilding in the National Park, go to the Lake District National Park website.

Who can apply

Applicants can register as an individual or as an association (a group of people wanting to build together). Each individual or member of an association that applies for entry on the register 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 plots of land in Allerdale to build a house to occupy as a sole or main residence

How to Apply

To apply for entry to the Allerdale Borough Council self-build and custom housebuilding register, please complete the appropriate form.

  Download an individual application form

Download an association application form

Completed application forms can be emailed to or posted to:

Research, Performance and Intelligence Officer (Housing)          
Allerdale Borough Council                                
Allerdale House            
CA14 3YJ
For more information about our self-build and custom housebuilding register, please contact

Useful Links

The following sites link to organisations providing advice on the issues involved in self-build and custom housebuilding and promoting best practice.