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Key statistics from the self build and custom build register

The self build and custom build register opened in September 2015. The key statistics below relate to base periods 1 to 4, starting in 2015 and ending on 30 October 2019. The redacted raw data can be found on the East Suffolk Open Data Portal.

Number of people on the register

  • Individuals: 390
  • Groups: 3

When did people join the register?

  • Base period 1: 168
  • Base period 2: 84
  • Base period 3: 81
  • Base period 4: 60

What location are they interested in?

Click on the map to view the number of people interested in a plot in each parish. In addition, 67 people have specified ‘any’ area within East Suffolk. 79% of people would consider a plot outside of their preferred location(s).

What type of property would they like to build?

  • Detached house: 337
  • Semi-detached house: 119
  • Detached bungalow: 27
  • Semi-detached bungalow: 13
  • Terrace house: 10
  • Apartment / flat: 7

How many bedrooms do they require?

  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 71
  • 3 bedrooms: 207
  • 4 bedrooms: 152
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28

What are the main reasons for those on the register to build their own home?

  • Ability to include higher levels of environmental performance: 118
  • To design a home: 106
  • Lower running costs: 99
  • Higher build quality and specifications: 98
  • To live in a specific location/personal links to an area: 92