Finding a plot and applying for permission
I am ready to start my self-build project. How do I find a plot of land in Hastings for self or custom housebuilding?
There may be plots suitable for self and custom housebuilding being marketed by local agents and auctioneers in Hastings and nearby parts of neighbouring Rother. Although some already have planning permission, a new permission may be sought if the current permission does not suit your needs.
Plots can be found using property search sites including, but not limited to:
Can I get advice about my self build project before I apply for planning permission?
The development management team at Hastings Borough Council offer pre-application advice.
Do I need to declare that I am undertaking a self-build or custom housebuilding project when I make my planning application?
Yes you will need to declare this at application stage. In order for your project to qualify as a self-build or custom housebuilding project, you must be intending to occupy the property yourself when it is completed.