Self build and custom build advice - How Bassetlaw can help

How can Bassetlaw District Council help you to realise your ambition?

The Council is preparing a new local plan (The Bassetlaw Plan) which will support and increase opportunities for delivering custom and self-build plots. The Bassetlaw Plan will provide policy support for custom and self-build in areas where new development can be sustainably accommodated, while strategic housing land allocations in the plan could make a number of serviced plots available for a given time period. Furthermore, dedicated site allocations can be made to provide custom and self-build plots in phased releases over the plan period. The Bassetlaw Plan is scheduled for adoption in 2020.

Influencing Planning Applications

For relevant new planning applications, we use the Register to provide information on the likely demand for serviced plots for custom or self-build on sites.  This increases the chances of plots being provided as will feel more confident that they will sell.  However, if a plot does not sell within a reasonable period of time it is likely that the plot will be built-out by the developer into an affordable or market sale dwelling. 

CIL Exemption

The Council will assist custom and self-builders by exempting them from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that is normally charged when planning permission is granted for a new house.  We also offer pre-application advice so that you are more aware of planning constraints or issues, and can react accordingly before you submit a full planning application.  Find information on charges for pre-application advice.

More Information on Custom and Self-Build

There are many helpful on-line resources available to advise you further.  We find The Self Build Portal to be quite informative, but a simple search for ‘customer and self-build’ would offer a range of sources.  

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

How can Bassetlaw District Council help you to realise your ambition?

The Council is preparing a new local plan (The Bassetlaw Plan) which will support and increase opportunities for delivering custom and self-build plots. The Bassetlaw Plan will provide policy support for custom and self-build in areas where new development can be sustainably accommodated, while strategic housing land allocations in the plan could make a number of serviced plots available for a given time period. Furthermore, dedicated site allocations can be made to provide custom and self-build plots in phased releases over the plan period. The Bassetlaw Plan is scheduled for adoption in 2020.

Influencing Planning Applications

For relevant new planning applications, we use the Register to provide information on the likely demand for serviced plots for custom or self-build on sites.  This increases the chances of plots being provided as will feel more confident that they will sell.  However, if a plot does not sell within a reasonable period of time it is likely that the plot will be built-out by the developer into an affordable or market sale dwelling. 

CIL Exemption

The Council will assist custom and self-builders by exempting them from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that is normally charged when planning permission is granted for a new house.  We also offer pre-application advice so that you are more aware of planning constraints or issues, and can react accordingly before you submit a full planning application.  Find information on charges for pre-application advice.

More Information on Custom and Self-Build

There are many helpful on-line resources available to advise you further.  We find The Self Build Portal to be quite informative, but a simple search for ‘customer and self-build’ would offer a range of sources.  


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019