Self Build Housing in South Gloucestershire

This survey is now closed and a summary report is available below

  • Are you interested in building your own home?
  • Would you like to learn a new skill at the same time?
  • Have you always wanted to help design your new home, or choose how your new home will be?

Then South Gloucestershire Council would like to hear from you.

Self build housing can be described as ‘any instance where a person is involved in some way in the production of their new home rather than buying from a speculative home builder’. The level of involvement can therefore vary greatly, from simple purchase of the site and appointment of a contractor, to greater project management of design and construction and undertaking all the construction work oneself. There are also examples of Community Self Build where a group self forms or is brought together by some organisation, and the participants either work on each others homes until all the units are complete or subdivide land into plots and organise the construction of their home individually, sometimes collaborating to bulk buy materials etc. Such is the possible scope of involvement in the construction process that the term ‘custom built’ housing is now also commonly used.

 

We would like you to complete an online survey so that we can find out how many people are interested in building their own home, and what help people need to do this. The survey will be completely confidential. You do not have to answer all of the survey questions. The information you provide will help us to understand the demand for self-build in South Gloucestershire and inform the development of planning policy to support self-build in the area.

Further information on self-build can be found through the following links:

You can also comment on our draft Custom Build Policy which forms part of the Policies, Sites and Places Development Plan Document which we are also consulting on: Draft Policies, Sites and Places DPD Consultation

 

Find out more and have your say

To tell us your views on Self Build in South Gloucestershire, you can:

  • Complete our online survey
  • Download a copy of the survey to post back to us

or if you have any questions or wish to comment on this consultation, please contact:

  • Email: consultation@southglos.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01454 868154
  • Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET  South Gloucestershire Council Corporate Research and Consultation Team Self Build Housing Survey Civic Centre High Street Kingswood BRISTOL BS15 9TR

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.

Timeline

  • Opened
    11 Jul 2014 at 00:00
  • Closed
    31 Aug 2014 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    11 May 2015

Summary of Results

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Environment
  • Housing issues
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Regeneration issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Visitors, tourists & non-residents
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

If you have any questions or wish to comment on this consultation, please contact:

Email: consultation@southglos.gov.uk

Phone: 01454 868154

Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET  South Gloucestershire Council Corporate Research and Consultation Team Self Build Housing Survey Civic Centre High Street Kingswood BRISTOL BS15 9TR