Cotswold District Council recently introduced new fees and criteria for the local area's self and custom-build register. These changes took effect on November 1st 2017.
New applications for the self-building register that meet established criteria regarding financial viability and local area connection as well as current legislative criteria, will be assessed and charged a £75 entry fee. This step has been classified as part 1 criteria. Applicants who fail to meet the part 1 criteria for some reason but still comply with existing legislative criteria for the self-building register will receive a part 2 classification and be required to pay a £25 entry fee.
When providing enough planning consent for serviced plots to comply with local demand for custom and self-build projects, the council will presently only have to consider applications for those classified as part 1. However, the Cotswold District Council is still required to review part 2 planning applications when conducting planning and similar functions.
Entrants who are currently listed on the council’s custom-building and self-building register will automatically be listed under criteria for part 1.