Self-build and custom house-building consultation
The self-build and custom housebuilding register
In 2016 the Council established a register of people who are interested in self-build or custom housebuilding projects. The register helps to gauge the level of demand for this type of housing within the Borough.
Changes to the self-build and custom housebuilding register
The Council is proposing new additional criteria for any person or association who wished to be placed on the register to help improve our understanding of demand. In future, in order to be eligible to join the register we are proposing additional criteria which include demonstrating a local connection with the Hastings Borough and the submission of supporting financial information. These new criteria have been proposed under the provision of the self-build and custom housebuilding (register) regulations 2016. In line with these regulations the register would be divided into 2 parts, referred to as part 1 and part 2.
In future all applicants will need to meet the following essential criteria applicable to both parts of the register. You must be:
- aged 18 years or over
- a British citizen, a national of a European Economic Area country other than the United Kingdom or a national of Switzerland
- seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the Hastings Borough for your own self-build or custom housebuilding project
Our proposed additional criteria are:
- you have a local connection
- you can demonstrate that you have sufficient resources to purchase land for your own self-build or custom housebuilding project by providing supporting financial information.
Applicants able to meet both the essential and new criteria would be entered onto part 1 and part 2 of the register, while applicants only able to meet the essential criteria would be entered onto part 2 of the register only. Part 2 of the register will provide the Council with useful information about people wanting to relocate to Hastings.
Consultation runs for 6 weeks from Monday 3 September until 4pm on Monday 15 October 2018. The Council is asking for comments on the introduction of the proposed:
If you want to comment please tell us whether or not you support the proposed new criteria and if not tell us how they should be changed. We may contact you to discuss your comments further, so please also include your contact details in any reply.
Submit your feedback and any supporting information by email to email@example.com
or in writing to Planning Policy, Hastings Borough Council, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY
After the consultation has closed, all comments will be assessed and where applicable changes made to the local eligibility and supporting financial information criteria which may then become part of the self and custom housebuilding register requirements.