Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register

In accordance with the Housing and Planning Act 2016 the Borough Council is required to keep a register of those who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in Amber Valley to build houses to occupy as their home.

This register will provide an indication of the demand for self/custom build in Amber Valley and allow the Council to develop its housing, planning and regeneration policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.

In the future, the register may be used to try and match those with an interest in starting a self-build project with landowners who might have suitable plots of land available for housing. However personal details will not be made available to anyone outside the Council. Your personal data will be kept for a period in accordance with the Council’s document retention schedule.

You have the right to see the personal data we hold about you; if you think it is wrong you can ask us to put it right; if you think that we have no legal grounds for retaining the information you have the right to ask for it to be erased; if there is a query on the accuracy of the data you have the right to ask us to stop processing your information.

The Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on 01773 841430 or by email

If you are unhappy with how the Council deals with your personal information you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner.

Telephone 0303 123 1113
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Any proposal for self-build housing will need a formal planning application and will be subject to the relevant policies set out within the development plan for the area.

If you are:

  • aged 18 or over;
  • a British citizen, a national of a EEA Sate other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland; and
  • seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the Borough of Amber Valley to build a house to occupy as your sole or main residence.

You can register your interest by filling out the online form. Click here to open the form.

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