Calderdale Council is selling several small sites for custom and self build, which offer potential for an enabling or custom build company to purchase, or a group of self builders to collectively buy. Three plots are on the market currently, until April 6th, and a fourth site is expected to be marketed shortly.

To make the process as easy as possible the sites have outline planning permission for homes, with suggested layouts available.

Building collectively as a group of self builders can offer economies of scale if planned well, and homeowners move in with a sense of community already in place, created through the process of building.

Brewery Street, Todmorden

This 0.19 hectare site has outline planning permission for 4 dwellings, with a guide price of £125,000, on the site of a car park and vacant land.

Bank Street, Brighouse

A 0.13 hectare piece of land with outline planning permission for 5 dwellings, which is on gently sloping vacant land. The guide price is £225,000.

Belmont Street, Sowerby Bridge

Set on a former garages site, this 0.06 hectare site has outline planning permission for 3 dwellings.

The plots are being marketed by Walker Singleton.


If you are looking for land it’s worth checking whether you local authority is bringing land to market, as many do. For example, Plymouth City Council has a range of sites on its own land that it is marketing, with some suitable for Self Builders or small groups, although it doesn’t necessarily market them as such. Visit its Residential and Housing Development Land section for more.

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