Self build and custom build advice - How Bassetlaw can help

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

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 will be taken into consideration when determining planning applications for self and custom build.

Bassetlaw Local Plan

The Council is currently working on a new Local Plan which will eventually replace the adopted Bassetlaw Core Strategy (2010). This will contain planning policies to be used in decision-making for self and custom build development proposals. 

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 dwelling. 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.

Routes into Custom or Self-Build

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

Contact Us

Contact the Strategic Housing team on 01909 533 533.

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Bassetlaw District Council 01909 533 533


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Last Updated on Thursday, October 6, 2022