The Council's self-build and custom housebuilding register provides valuable information on the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in Craven (outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park) and forms a key part of its evidence base of demand for this type of housing. The Council has regard to the register when carrying out its planning, housing, land disposal and regeneration functions.
Planning: Evidence provided by the register will be considered in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment and in the preparation of planning policies. The register may also be a material consideration in deciding planning applications involving proposals for self-build and custom housebuilding.
Housing: Evidence provided by the register will be considered in the preparation of housing strategies, in the delivery of affordable housing, in supporting community-led housing and in developing plans for new housing on Council land.
Land disposal: Evidence provided by the register will be considered in developing plans to dispose of Council land. This can be particularly valuable in ensuring sufficient sites come forward for self-build and custom housebuilding.
Regeneration: Evidence provided by the register will be considered in developing plans for regeneration of the area. Self-build and custom housebuilding can help to deliver regeneration on suitable brownfield sites, underutilised land and other public sector land.
North Yorkshire County Council also has regard to the register when carrying out any responsibilities for housing or redevelopment functions in Craven (outside the national park).
By registering, people will help to build evidence of demand and, therefore, help the Council to promote self-build and custom housebuilding in the area. The register is not a list of plots for sale nor a waiting list for plot allocations. The Council monitors the granting of planning permission for suitable plots and includes details of these in its annual report (see below), but is not expected to match people on the register with specific plots. Further advice about finding a plot is available from the Self Build Portal.
Apply for entry on the register
Individuals and associations of individuals who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in Craven (outside the national park), in order to build homes for themselves, may apply for entry on the self-build and custom housebuilding register via the Council's online application service. Select 'Apply as an individual' or 'Apply as an association', according to your circumstances, and you will be taken to the appropriate online application form. People seeking a plot together as a couple or household should select 'Apply as an individual'.
Applications will be decided within 28 days and you will be notified in writing. If you are already on the register and wish to remove or amend your entry, please email details to email@example.com and we will make the necessary changes.
Our latest annual report provides headline data on the demand for and supply of self-build and custom housebuilding plots within Craven (outside the national park) and is available to download below, along with previous annual reports.
- Annual Report 2020/21
- Annual Report 2019/20
- Annual Report 2018/19
- Annual Report 2017/18
- Annual Report 2016/17
Self-build and custom housebuilding data will also be included in the Council's Authority Monitoring Report. Personal details, such as the names and addresses of people on the register, are not published or disclosed to third parties. If you would like to know more about how we handle data, please visit the Council's Rights of access to information webpage.
Articles on self-build and custom housebuilding
The following articles are available on the Council's Planning Focus webpage:
- Local self-build data published (January 2020)
- What and where do self-builders want to build? (April 2022)
Useful links and further reading
The following links will help you to learn more about self-build and custom housebuilding in the UK and how to register with the Yorkshire Dales National Park.