We are required by law to keep a register of individuals who wish to build their own home in the city. If you plan to build your own home in Portsmouth you can apply to be added to our Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register.
The register lets us know the level of demand for self-build and custom build plots in Portsmouth. It tells us where people would like to build their home and the type of home they would like to build. However, registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot of land will be found, or that any land will become available to buy.
We have set local eligibility conditions which allow the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register to be set up in two parts. This means we have a duty to grant planning permissions on enough plots of land to meet the demand for those with a proven local connection. These people will have their names added to part one of the register. Those who cannot prove a local connection can still have their name added to part two of the register.