Self Building & Eligibility

What is Self Build Housing?

Self Build Housing is housing built by members of the CLT for members of the CLT. Simply put, home owners will build their own home!

Self builders will receive support from the CLT to undertake bespoke training to build their own energy efficient house. Locally sourced, sustainable and natural, environmentally friendly materials will be used wherever possible and projects will be overseen by professionals to ensure only high quality homes are created.


Who is eligible?

The local authority agrees the allocation policy, as it will form a condition of the planning permission. Generally, people who have lived or worked locally for five or more years by the time they move in to their home, or who have local family connections and who are unable to afford to buy a suitable house in the parish are eligible.

Most importantly people must commit to attending self-build courses where required, carrying out the work, and supporting others with their building where necessary. Where more people have applied than can be accommodated, eligibility will be based on the criteria of housing need, point of involvement and extent of local connection.