Self Build Homes are a particular type of housing. Here we refer to self build homes as homes created specifically for the occupiers, rather than the actual construction of the houses (although several of our clients have done just that!). While they fall under the general C3 Use Class, they are often more bespoke than a speculative housing development.
Self build can take many forms, for example, such houses can either be replacement dwellings, the conversion of existing buildings, or new houses on individual plots of land. We have extensive experience in the different forms of self build planning – please see some interesting examples below and contact us to discuss your specific project.
Since 2015 the Government has required local planning authorities to plan for custom housing. This has provided opportunities for individuals wishing to build their own homes. It can help to leverage planning permission where policies or initial investigations suggest such homes would be unacceptable.
A further category we have significant experience in is Paragraph 79/ 80 (previously para 55) Homes – please see our dedicated case studies page for more information.