Self-build and custom housebuilding


  1. Overview
  2. Self-build and custom housebuilding register
  3. Find a housebuilding plot


South Tyneside Council recognises the desire for people to build their own homes, and this is supported through our adopted 

There are a number of different ways to build your home:

  • self-build one-off home
  • contractor built one-off home
  • kit home
  • independent community collaboration
  • supported community self-build group
  • developer built one-off home
  • developer led group project

The national Self Build Portal contains useful information on these options.

Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register

If you would like to be notified when any potential land or building plots become available, please add your details to our Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register.

Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Registration Form

Find a Housebuilding Plot

There are a number of potential sources where you can find out what housing development opportunities there are in South Tyneside:

You can also find self-build and custom housebuilding opportunities by searching independent plot finder websites - view the national Self Build Portal.