Self Build Housing Register

Closes 31 May 2028

Opened 1 Jun 2024


Self-build housing is where an individual (whether acting alone or with other individuals) commissions or is personally involved in the design and construction of a dwelling that is intended to be the individual’s main residence once it is built.

Understanding the demand for self-provided housing is important for both evidence gathering for the plan-making and decision-making. This list will help a planning authority understand more about the demand for self-build plots across their area, for example finding out where people would like their plot to be and the type of house that they would like to build.

The Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (Section 16E) requires planning authorities to prepare and maintain a list of people who have registered an interest with the authority, with the intention of acquiring land in the authority’s area for self-build housing.

It should be noted that registering an interest does not guarantee that a suitable self-build plot will be identified by the Council, or become available. The Council is unable to commit to finding or providing registered individuals with self-build plots.

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