The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Time for Compliance and Fees) Regulations 2016 comes into force on 31 October 2016.

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires a relevant authority to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the authority’s area.

Section 2A of the Act imposes a duty on relevant authorities to grant sufficient development permissions in respect of serviced plots of land to meet the demand as evidenced by the number of entries on the register in a base period. Regulation 2 of the new Regulations specifies three years as the period within which the required number of development permissions relating to a base period must be granted to satisfy the duty.

Paragraph 6 of the Schedule to the Act allows regulations to enable relevant authorities to charge fees in connection with their functions in connection with maintaining the register and complying with the duty in section 2A. Regulation 3 of the new Regulations allows authorities to charge fees to recover their reasonable costs of entering a person on the register, permitting a person to remain on the register, and complying with the duty in section 2A.

Author: DCLG

Coming into force: 31/10/16

This item updates DCP section 8


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