Self-build and custom housebuilding register

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Under the Self-Build and Custom Housing building Act 2015 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) the Council is required to keep a register of people who are interested in building their own home.

The self-build and custom build register helps us understand the level of demand for this type of housing in the Royal Borough and allow us to develop housing and planning policies to support the kinds of self and custom build projects that would be most appropriate.  

In preparing this register the council is not making any commitment to provide self-build or custom build plots, consequently joining the register does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available, but we will use this information to plan for future needs.  By joining the register you are not making any commitment at this stage and may remove yourself from the register if you change your mind.    

Eligibility to go on the self-build register

Each individual applicant and every member of an association that applies for entry on the register must be:

  • Aged 18 or older.
  • A British Citizen, a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) State 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 authority’s area to build a house to occupy as that individual’s sole or main residence.
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Register your interest

To register your interest in building your own home in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, complete the form below:

Register your interest

Personal details included on the register will not be made public, but anonymised data extracted from it may be published.

Information as submitted will only be used for land-use planning and statistical purposes.  We will not pass identifiable information from the register onto anyone without your consent.

Update or delete information on the Register

It is important that the information on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register is up-to-date.  

If your contact information changes, members join or leave your association, or you would like to be removed from the Register please notify us in writing.

In accordance with The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016: The Council will remove an entry from the register within 28 days of receiving a written request.  

Please submit your written instruction via email to or by post to: Planning Policy, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.

Planning policy : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Planning Policy - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683810