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Custom and self-build register data

About the register

The custom and self-build register is a register of people who are interested in custom or self-build projects in the borough. Keeping this register helps us understand the level of demand for custom and self-build plots. It will help us develop a strategy for matching people to plots in the area. To find out more, or to join the register, please visit our custom and self-build housing page.

Custom and self-build register data

Below is the data we hold about the register, including how many people are on it and the number of permissions granted.


  What is the total number of individuals on the register as of 30 October 2021?

  • 297 individuals.

  How many of these registered in the base periods?

Custom Build Register by Base Period date
Base periodApplicants
Base period 1
01 April 2016 to 30 October 2016
Base period 2
31 October 2016 to 30 October 2017
Base period 3
31 October 2017 to 30 October 2018
Base period 4
31 October 2018 to 30 October 2019
Base period 5
31 October 2019 to 30 October 2020
Base period 6
31 October 2020 to 30 October 2021

  How many groups registered?

  • 2 groups.

  How many applicants reside in the borough?

  • 92 applicants. The remainder mainly reside elsewhere in Norfolk.

  How many state they have a connection to the borough? For example: residence, family, employment etc

  • 229 applicants.


  Applicants by plot size

Applicants by plot size
Plot sizeApplicants
Not stated2
Under 200m²22
200m² to 500m²74
500m² to 750m²45
750m² to 1000m²41
1000m² to 2000m²59
Over 2000m²54
Grand total297

  Size of home and number of bedrooms

Size of home and number of bedrooms
Size of home1 bed2 bed3 bed4 bed5 bed6+ bedTotal
Under 100m²289   19
100m²-150m²2214613  82
150m²-200m² 849321 90
200m² -250m² 219357 63
Over 250m²  8215539
Grand total439131101135293

  Applicants by type of property

Applicants by type of property
Type of propertyApplicants
Detached bungalow129
Detached house252
Semi-detached bungalow20
Semi-detached house26
Terrace house16

  Applicants by type of serviced plot

Applicants by type of serviced plot
Type of serviced plotApplicants
A plot that is part of a new build housing development61
A plot within a group of custom build plots123
A single plot273
Grand total457

  How many households have stated that they would be interested in building anywhere in the borough?

  • 252 households.

  How many households have stated that they would be interested in working with a group to build/commission their home?

  • 160 households.


  Budgets for plot-only

Budgets for plot-only
Budget rangeApplicants
Under £75,00054
£75,000 - £100,00060
£100,000 - £125,00038
£125,000 - £150,00047
£150,000 and over98
Grand total297

  Budgets for plot and build

Budgets for plot and build
Budget rangeApplicants
Under £150,00039
£150,000 - £250,00075
£250,000 - £350,00063
£350,000 - £500,00071
£500,000 and over49
Grand total297

Permissions granted

  How many permissions have been granted for serviced plots that could be used for custom and self-build?

Applicants by type of serviced plot
Base period 5 (Oct 2020 to Oct 2021)71
Base period 5 (Oct 2019 to Oct 2020)57
Base period 4 (Oct 2018 to Oct 2019)80
Base period 3 (Oct 2017 to Oct 2018)257
Base period 2 (Oct 2016 to Oct 2017)170