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Self Build

About Self Build

We are committed to supporting access to both affordable and market housing for local people. This includes supporting people wishing to build their own homes.

Self build housing, also known as Custom Build, typically involves individuals commissioning the construction of a new house from a builder, contractor, package company or physically building a house for themselves.

It also includes community-led housing projects who build mostly affordable homes for the benefit of the community, either individually or in cooperation with a builder or housing provider.  Residential refurbishment projects involving the conversion or regeneration of disused buildings may also be considered part of Custom Build housing.

Register Your Interest in a Plot

To register your interest in a self build plot in Teignbridge click the orange button below.

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Latest News:

Teignbridge is the first council to adopt policy on self build homes

Teignbridge District Council is delivering on its promise to help people design and build their own dream home, with the formal adoption of its Custom and Self Build Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) by Teignbridge's Executive Committee on 19 July 2016.

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The SPD sets out the Council's objectives and expectations in delivering custom and self build housing.  The document is aimed at informing planning decisions made by the Council when determining planning applications.  The draft SPD will be of particular relevance to self build plot providers, developers building more than 20 dwellings, communities involved in Neighbourhood Planning and people wishing to build their own home.

pdf icon Custom and Self Build SPD (July 2016) [1Mb]

pdf icon Custom and Self Build SPD Adoption Statement [65kb]

pdf icon Statement of Public Participation [842kb]

pdf icon SEA Screening Statement [151kb]

The public consultation on the Custom and Self Build Housing Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) took place from 4th September 2015 until 16th October 2015.  The documents below were available to view during this period.

pdf icon CONSULTATION DRAFT - Custom and Self Build Housing SPD (Superseded) [1Mb]

pdf icon CONSULTATION DRAFT - Custom and Self Build SPD - Draft SEA Screening Statement (Superseded) [110kb]

Teignbridge lands £100,000 to boost self build work 

Teignbridge District Council has been given £100,000 to help self-builders get their projects off the ground.

Teignbridge is one of only 11 areas to have been named by the Department for Communities and Local Government as a Right to Build vanguard which will help prospective self-builders secure a plot of land.

The money will allow Teignbridge to continue its great work in bringing shovel-ready sites and help people secure a suitable plot of land so they can design and build their own home.

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Sites with Self Build plots

These sites have planning permission or resolution to grant planning permission (November 2015) 

Total DwellingsApproximate Self Build Plots
Bovey Tracey 13/00251/MAJ: Land North Of Bovey Road NGR 282703 78114, Bradley Road, Bovey Tracey20520
Kingsteignton 12/01737/MAJ: Land West of Besigheim Way, South East Of Penns Mount, Vicarage Hill, Kingsteignton2508
Teignmouth 14/00447/MAJ: Land West Of Higher Exeter Road, Teignmouth25512
Chudleigh 13/01062/MAJ: Land At NGR 285932 78878 Station Hill, Station Hill, Chudleigh23010
Wolborough15/02732/MAJ: Bishop Dunstan School, 16 South Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1HH211
Matford, SW Exeter13/02729/MAJ: Land at Matford Home Park, South of A379, Exeter23011
Dawlish15/02700/MAJ: Land At Langdon, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NS20010
Newton Abbot15/02532/MAJ: Land at Hele Park Ngr 283337 71975, Ashburton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6JN573
Bovey Tracey14/02236/MAJ: Former Cardew Pottery, Newton Road, Bovey Tracey201
Kingsteignton14/03324/MAJ: Land East Of Penns Mount NGR 287675 72885, Vicarage Hill, Kingsteignton804
Dawlish14/01577/MAJ: Land Adjacent To Hill Drive , Secmaton Lane, Dawlish, EX7 0LW352
Kingsteignton16/00477/MAJ: Kingsteignton Community Resource Centre, Greenhill Road, Kingsteignton, Devon, TQ12 3BD352

To search for any related applications please use Planning Online Search

Register to be kept up to date with the latest news

If you are interested in building your own home and would like to be kept up to date with the latest news fill in the Teignbridge Self Build Expression of Interest Form.

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The Council is taking action to support self build by

Hints and tips

  • Understand what type of self build is best for you and your budget - use the Self Build Portal interactive guide The Self Build Portal.
  • If you are a group, read the Custom Build Serviced Plots Loan Fund for loan finance opportunities 
  • Check the details of planning permissions or the prospect of planning permission with the Local Planning Authority before you buy land.
  • Consider the likely cost of any Community Infrastructure Levy when negotiating the purchase of a site. 

Contact the Spatial Planning and Delivery Team 

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