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Bins not been emptied? We do apologise, but due to changes to our waste collection services the crews are finding they are not able to make it to some properties on the right day. We are working to address this. If your bin hasn't been emptied, check our webpage to see if you live in an area we know about and, if so, please just leave your bin out. You do not need to report it to us. We are doing everything we can to return to your property in the following day or two. You can also find out more about the changes to our bin collections and check your bin day with our online calendar.

What is the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant?


To boost self-build and custom housebuilding in Allerdale, the Council has allocated part of its self-build funding towards helping individuals and associations on Part 1 of its Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register.

The Council will grant a maximum of £1,800 to cover the cost of submitting a planning application and paying building control fees. Recipients must have been accepted on to Part 1 of the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register and will be committed to using the Council's planning and building control services.

All members of an association may apply for a grant to cover their building control fees. However, in cases where an association is submitting a planning application on behalf of all members, only one grant will be given. 

For more information about the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant, please download the Guidance document and application form.

Download the Information and Guidance Document

Download an application form

For more information about the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Grant please contact