Wirral council is working to improve its understanding of the level and type of demand from people who are looking for land to custom or self-build their own home within the borough.
Self-build is where you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your own new property.
Custom-build usually involves working with a specialist developer who will design and construct your property for you.
The council is creating a register of people or associations who are interested in self-building or custom-building a home in Wirral. The register will help us understand the level of demand for self-build and custom-build plots so we can develop a strategy for matching people to plots in their area.
You can register your interest by completing a short online form.
Latest information on land available with planning permission for housing can be viewed in the Council's latest Monitoring Report.
Information on finance and funding to take forward a self or custom-build project can be found at:
- National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) - http://www.nacsba.org.uk/
- Self-Build Portal - http://www.selfbuildportal.org.uk/
- Right to Build Portal - https://www.righttobuildportal.org
The government does not provide financial support for individual self-builders however further information on affordable housing schemes and their criteria can be viewed at https://www.ownyourhome.gov.uk/schemes-all/.
The £3 billion Home Building Fund, launched by the Government in October 2016, offers £1 billion in short term loan finance targeted at small and medium sized builders, innovation and custom build. A further £1.5 billion was committed to the Home Building Fund at Autumn budget.