How do other local authorities keep track of the number of planning permissions they give to self builders and custom builders? Our system does not have a digital field to collect this and also the National Planning Application form doesn’t ask this question so how do other authorities find out if the development is a C or SB?
Also how do other authorities monitor the criteria where the C&SBuilder must live in the home they build?
For information, other than the CIL exemption, there is no specific time-based criteria under the 2015 or 2016 Act which restricts the C&SBuilder to live in the home they build. The 2016 Act only refers to “home” meaning an individual’s sole or main residence. We don’t as yet have information about councils monitoring this provision.