Self build and custom build advice - Things to look out for

Great But look out for...
Councils should grant development permissions for serviced plots in sufficient numbers so that demand on the register can be met.  For example, if we have 10 individuals on the register, we should ensure that there are 10 plots offered to those 10 individuals. 

The regulations do not state where the plots need to be provided, only that they have to be in the District.  Councils have no obligations in terms of meeting the demand for plot location.

The challenge for Bassetlaw is that the district council has very little land, and so are dependent on landowners making sites available for developments in the areas where there is demand. 

In purchasing a serviced plot the typical unexperienced self-builder would benefit from avoiding the risk which can come from purchasing land without an agreement in principle for planning, and from the complexities of arranging installation of services.

We do not yet know how long we have to meet this demand, for example with 1, 2 or 3 years of first registration.

Serviced plots are expected to be sold at market value, which will include the cost of any installations required to provide services, and any other costs incurred by the developer.

Typically, the cost of a serviced plot will reflect both local residential land values, and the cost incurred by developers, in meeting the planning requirements for that site.  

 

 

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Great But look out for...
Councils should grant development permissions for serviced plots in sufficient numbers so that demand on the register can be met.  For example, if we have 10 individuals on the register, we should ensure that there are 10 plots offered to those 10 individuals. 

The regulations do not state where the plots need to be provided, only that they have to be in the District.  Councils have no obligations in terms of meeting the demand for plot location.

The challenge for Bassetlaw is that the district council has very little land, and so are dependent on landowners making sites available for developments in the areas where there is demand. 

In purchasing a serviced plot the typical unexperienced self-builder would benefit from avoiding the risk which can come from purchasing land without an agreement in principle for planning, and from the complexities of arranging installation of services.

We do not yet know how long we have to meet this demand, for example with 1, 2 or 3 years of first registration.

Serviced plots are expected to be sold at market value, which will include the cost of any installations required to provide services, and any other costs incurred by the developer.

Typically, the cost of a serviced plot will reflect both local residential land values, and the cost incurred by developers, in meeting the planning requirements for that site.  

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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