Edinburgh council issues registration invite to self-builders

PROSPECTIVE self-builders in Edinburgh are being invited to register their interest in building their own homes with the local authority, as part of a fact-finding mission.

Says an announcement by the city council’s planning department, registration does not oblige it to “find or offer land” for self-builders, but will “inform future planning policy and guidance”.

Says the registration form, here: “The Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (Section 16E) requires planning authorities to prepare and maintain a list of people interested in acquiring land in the authority’s area for self-build housing, and to publish that information.

“By registering your interest, you will help us find out more about the demand for self-build across Edinburgh. We will use this information to inform future planning policy and guidance.”

Pictured: A collective self-build in Edinburgh’s Portobello district, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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