Decision - Self-Build Register fees | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Self-Build Register fees

Decision details

Self-Build Register fees

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

New regulations on self-build published in 2016 enabled local authorities to charge a fee for entries on to the Self-Build Register (and an annual fee to remain on the register) to cover the cost of the administration involved in compiling the register.

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning approved:

1.    Setting the following eligibility criteria for entries onto either Part 1 or Part 2 of the register

o   proof of age and nationality;

o   payment of the requisite application fee as detailed further in this report;

o   the individual or association applying must be seeking (either alone or with others) to acquire a serviced plot of land in the borough for their own self-build and custom housebuilding project; and

o   evidence of sufficient resources to purchase land for their Custom or Self-Build project

2.    Setting the following eligibility criteria for entries onto Part 1 of Westminster’s Custom and Self-Build Register:

o   a local connection test (subject to the relevant exemption for armed forces personnel) which is in line with the requirements to be entered onto Westminster’s intermediate housing register

3.    Charging a £95 fee for entering either Part 1 or Part 2 of the register and a £95 annual fee thereafter to remain on Part 1 of the register from 28 February 2019.

4.    Maintaining the existing entries on the register until 31st March 2019 after which date they will be re-assessed against the new eligibility requirements and subject to payment of a £95 annual fee for Part 1 registrations.

Reasons for Decision

 

To cover the administration costs of running the register and to ensure that the register reflects genuine local demand for land for custom and self-build housing

 

Publication date: 01/02/2019

Date of decision: 01/02/2019

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