Self-Build Housing Register

Self-build housing is where a person commissions or is personally involved in the design and construction of a dwelling intended to be their main residence. It provides choice and the ability to tailor housing to suit an individual’s needs.

This form of housing is supported by the Scottish Government’s national planning policy.

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.

Fill in the Self-Build Housing Register

By registering your interest you will help us find out more about:

  • the demand for self-build plots in Midlothian
  • where people would like these plots to be
  • the type of houses that they would like to build.

We will use this information to inform policies and proposals in the next Local Development Plan.

Registration does not guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified or become available for you.

View the published Self-Build Housing Register

Information for the Self-Build Housing Register has been collected and shared in line with the MLDP2 Privacy Notice. It will be updated on a regular basis.