Decision details

Self Build Register Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)


The report provided an update on the Council’s Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register with specific reference to the introduction of eligibility criteria, including a local connections test and a financial solvency test.  The report also sought agreement to the introduction of an administration fee.


Following consideration by the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure resolved that:


(1)          the proposed eligibility criteria and financial capacity test criteria be applied to those already on the Tonbridge and Malling Self Build and Custom House Building Register and for future applicants, as set out at paragraph 1.3.4 to the report; and


(2)          an administration fee, as set out at paragraphs 1.4.1 to 1.4.3 of the report, be introduced for new applicants and an annual fee be applied to all of those on the register from 1 April 2020.

Publication date: 15/11/2019

Date of decision: 13/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Planning and Transportation Advisory Board

Effective from: 23/11/2019

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