Shropshire Council positively encourages local people to build their own affordable home to meet their own housing needs.
This innovative policy allows those who can demonstrate a housing need and strong local connection to an area the opportunity to build their own self-financed affordable home.
The affordable home has a maximum internal floor area of 100 square metres and is subject to a Section 106 legal agreement prescribing local occupancy criteria and restricting the potential future sale value to around 60% of open market value.
Any proposed site has to be in a recognised settlement and deemed suitable by Development Management. After this, a further verification process takes place to asses a household's individual needs, local connection and inability to secure suitable alternative accommodation in the local area.
What is the process?
1. You should contact the Development Management team at your local Shropshire Council area office via the link on this page to establish if you have a suitable plot.
2. Once the plot has been approved you should contact the Housing Enabling Team to arrange a eligibility interview.
3. As part of the application process you will need to approach your Parish or Town Council for confirmation of your local connection.
4. Once you have received confirmation you qualify from the Housing Enabling Team you can then start drawing up your building plans and preparing your planning application.Last updated 27 September 2012 Print this page