Self-build and custom-build register

Self-build and Custom-build Register

We are required by legislation to keep a register of individuals and associations seeking opportunities for self-build or custom-build housing. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires that authorities must have regard to the register when carrying out its functions in relation to planning, housing, disposal of land and regeneration.

  • Self-build is where you organize and design the construction of your own home and can be carried out as an individual or a group
  • Custom-build is where you work with a specialist developer to deliver your bespoke home

We have been at the forefront of providing opportunities for self-build through:

Join the Self-build and Custom-build Register

At this stage, you are not making any commitment - but by signing up you will help us find out more about the demand for self-build and custom-build housing in Cherwell. Registration does not however guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available. Please read the eligibility criteria before registering your interest.

In submitting this form you are agreeing that we can use the data you provide to understand the demand for self-build and custom-build housing in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but headline data may be published such as; the overall number of individuals/groups registered; geographical areas of interest; and types of housing sought.

If in the future you decide that you are no longer interested or if you want to amend your details, please email