West Lancs logo

Self build and custom build register

What is 'self build' and 'custom build'?

'Self build' and 'custom build' is when you design, plan and build your own home. Self build usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home and it can be done on an individual or group basis. Custom build usually means working with a specialist developer to help you deliver your home. The level of involvement you have in building your own home can vary dependent on which method you choose and there may be some overlap between the two.

The self and custom build register

The government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own home and requires local authorities to identify a range of suitable development sites. To help inform the level of demand for self build/custom build in West Lancashire, we are asking people to join our register.

How to register

To register please complete the form below. The questions are designed to give us a clear picture of your requirements and the type of site you would like. We also need to understand how the financial side of the development will work, so we need  details from you about what you can afford. We will use the information to explore ways in which it might be possible for people and plots to be brought together.

Please note:

  • Completed forms should be emailed to cerys.edwards@westlancs.gov.uk
  • By signing up to the register we do not guarantee that we will be able to provide a plot that meets your specifications
  • We will not pass identifiable information from the register to anyone outside the Council without the written consent of the person who registered their details

What happens next?

We will determine the application for entry onto the register within 28 days of receipt and will advise the applicant of the outcome. If you are registered, we will let you know if/when we have a suitable site that meets your requirements. 

More information

Please contact Cerys Edwards, Planning Officer, using the details from the contact panel on this page.