Self Build Register

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Self Build Register Application Form

Please complete this form if you wish to be included in Mole Valley District Council´s (MVDC) Self Build Register. The Self Build Register is for individuals or associations who are seeking to acquire serviced plot(s) of land to build their own home(s) in the District of Mole Valley.

Information on this register will provide MVDC with an indication of the demand for self build in Mole Valley. It will help the Council take account of that demand in relevant decisions, including preparation of a Local Plan. It is one of a number of national measures designed to enable more people to build or commission their own home.

If you require any assistance completing this form, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01306 879281 or email For further information see

Please note that a £25 assessment fee is payable for entry on to the register, and details of how to pay this will be in the confirmation email that will be sent to you when you have completed the form.

To ensure the information on the Register remains up to date, additional information and a £10 renewal fee may be requested annually if you wish to remain on the Self Build Register.

Once you have submitted the application form and paid the appropriate fee, MVDC will contact you within 28 days to inform you whether your details have been included in the Self Build Register or whether any further clarification is required.

Data Protection: This data is sought by the Council in connection with the requirement to maintain a register under the provisions of the Self-Build Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016 (made under the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015). It will be stored and processed on computers and used by relevant Council Departments for the purposes of its functions under the Act. Personal data will not be published or shared with bodies external to the Council, unless you give your consent.

Personal Details

MVDC reserves the right to request evidence in support of the local connection at a later date if required.

MVDC reserves the right to request evidence in support of finances available to you.

In which area of Mole Valley District are you seeking a plot:

Thank you for providing the above information.

When your application form is received, it will be checked to ensure that you meet the legal requirements for inclusion in the Self Build Register. You will be notified of the outcome within 28 days and we will contact you if we require any further information.

Please be aware that being on the Self Build Register does not amount to a guarantee that land will become available. Mole Valley is an area of significant development pressure. A very high proportion (about 75%) of the District is covered by important planning constraints such as the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The amount of available development land within the built up areas is very limited. At the same time there is, and will continue to be, a great deal of pressure on the Council to meet a wide range of housing needs through its planning, housing and other functions.

National Planning Policy recognises that Councils will not always be able to meet the totality of housing needs in very constrained areas. The extent to which the demand for self-build plots can be met, alongside other needs, will be a matter for the Local Plan. Information about the current timetable for preparing a new Local Plan can be found in the Local Development Scheme (see