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Press Release

30 May 2023

Have your say on Self and Custom Build Housing

Fareham Borough Council is encouraging residents to have their say on a draft Self and Custom Build Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This document sets out the Council’s approach to planning for and supporting the delivery of self and custom build homes in the Borough.

Self and custom build housing encompasses a wide spectrum of projects from an individual designing and building their own home to developers custom-building homes to individuals’ specifications.

The draft Self and Custom Build Housing SPD has been produced to provide guidance and advice to the local planning authority, developers, landowners, aspiring self and custom builders and the community, to enable the delivery of self-build and custom homes through successful planning applications.

A six-week consultation will run from today until 11 July 2023, following which, approval to adopt the draft SPD will be sought. Residents can have their say on this consultation by going to

Comments can also be submitted by email to  or by post to Fareham Borough Council, Planning Strategy, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ

Executive Member for Planning and Development at Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Simon Martin, said: “The Council has a duty to grant development permission to meet demand on our self-build and custom build register. We are keen to encourage these projects within Fareham and this planning document forms part of our approach to achieve this.  The adopted Fareham Local Plan 2037 provides policy to support the delivery of these homes, but I would encourage anyone with an interest in this area to have their say on this consultation.”


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