We are required to keep a register of people wishing to build their own homes. There are two reasons we do this: to help us assess the demand for self- and custom-build, and to allow us to develop housing and planning policies.
You can be added to the Self Build Register by completing our online form.
Please note, you will only be eligible for entry to the register if you are over 18 and you are a British citizen, a national of an EEA state other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland.
As of 1 April 2019, the council has split the register into two parts, and set additional requirements for entry.
Firstly, in order to be added to Part 1 of the register, you must have a local connection to Reading. A local connection means you have (at least one of the following):
You will automatically pass the local connection test if you are current or former personnel (within five years of discharge) of the armed services.
Those who do not pass the local connection test will only be added to part 2 of the register, which has a lower status for use in making policy.
Secondly, you must be able to demonstrate that you would have sufficient resources to purchase a self-build plot worth at least £75,000. We ask for the following evidence:
There is no charge to be added to the register.