Register to build your own home

Planning and building control

Since 1 April 2016, all local authorities are required by law to keep a register of people who’d like to build their home.  

It simply lets the council know how many people would like to build their own home in Waltham Forest. This information can then be used by the council to decide how it can help.

If you’re over 18 years old, a British citizen or a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) State and Switzerland, you can join the self-build and custom housebuilding register.

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To join the register, or learn more about self and custom builds, visit the the local self-build register web page.