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Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015

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1Registers of persons seeking to acquire land to build a home

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(1)Each relevant authority must keep a register of—

(a)individuals, and

(b)associations of individuals (including bodies corporate that exercise functions on behalf of associations of individuals),

who are seeking to acquire serviced plots of land in the authority’s area in order to build houses for those individuals to occupy as homes.

(2)Each relevant authority must publicise its register under this section.

(3)Relevant authorities are—

(a)district councils;

(b)county councils in England so far as they are councils for an area for which there are no district councils;

(c)London borough councils;

(d)the Common Council of the City of London;

(e)the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

(4)The Broads Authority is the relevant authority for the whole of its area, to the exclusion of any authority mentioned in subsection (3).

(5)A National Park authority in England is the relevant authority for the whole of its area, to the exclusion of any authority mentioned in subsection (3).

(6)Regulations may—

(a)provide for specified public authorities, or specified descriptions of public authorities, to be relevant authorities for specified areas in England, and

(b)provide for such an authority to be the relevant authority for its area to the exclusion of any other authority.

(7)For the purposes of this section the area of the Common Council includes the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple.

(8)The Schedule makes provision in relation to registers under this section.

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