Register land for self-build

Information on how to register a plot of land

If you are a landowner who is interested in promoting a site for self-build housing you can sign up to the self-build register of land. You can submit details of land in the following ways:


Using the online form for the register of land that might have the potential for delivering self-build homes

By email/post

You should send your completed registration and application form(s):

  • by email to 
  • by post or in person to: Planning Policy Team, North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG

Alternatively, registration forms for completion by hand or suitable for return by email may be downloaded by following the links above.

Paper versions of the forms are also available at the following council offices:

  • Lynton House, , Commercial Road,  Barnstaple, EX31 1DG
  • The Amory Centre, 125 East Street, South Molton, EX36 3BU
  • The Ilfracombe Centre, 44 High Street, Ilfracombe

Promoting sites for self-build housing - please note - not all sites are likely to be considered acceptable for development. Those which are unlikely to be appropriate include:

  • sites not in a recognised settlement
  • sites in the countryside that could be considered isolated or sporadic
  • sites which would adversely affect the landscape, local history or rural character
  • sites in an elevated, exposed or other prominent position