Self-build and Custom-build Registration Form

Closes 1 Apr 2025

Opened 19 Jul 2018


About the register

We have set up a register for people who are interested in the self-build or custom-build houses in Lewisham, in line with our duties according to the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016. The register forms part of the our evidence base and help us understand the level of demand for self-build and custom-build houses. This helps us prepare and implement planning policies and regeneration schemes.

About self-build homes

A self-build home allows the future residents to organise the home's design and construction. This could involve independently employing an architect and builder.

About custom-build homes

Custom-build homes are generally those where an individual or group of individuals works with a specialist developer to help deliver homes. The developer may identify a plot of land, manage construction and provide financial assistance.

How to register

To join the register you can complete the registration form by clicking the link below.

Please note: under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by signing this register, you agree for the Strategic Planning Team to hold your details on the register, and to be contacted as and when needed. You can still withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Strategic Planning Team ( requesting to be removed from the self-build register.

Signing the register does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified and become available. After you sign the register, you will still need planning permission for self-build and custom-build projects. The projects will be assessed on their individual merits in line with the development plan. If you would like to register your details (as an individual or group) for a self-build or custom-build plot, you must:

  • be aged 18 or over
  • be a British, European Economic Area or Swiss citizen
  • show that the property will be your main residence. 

We will decide if you are eligible to be added to the register based on the information you give in the registration form.


Register your interest in building self-build or custom-build houses


  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents


  • Regeneration
  • Planning
  • Housing and homelessness