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Waverley self-build and custom housebuilding register – Local connection test

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 allow Local Planning Authorities to introduce a local connection test to their registers. Applicants who meet all the eligibility criteria, except for a local connection test, will be entered on Part 2 of the Register.

Applicants that meet at least one of the following local connections test criterion will join Part 1 of the Register, providing they also meet the standard eligibility criteria*:

  • The applicant or partner has, by choice, lived in the Borough of Waverley for at least 3 out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date the application is made or reviewed; or
  • The applicant or partner has, by choice, lived in the Borough of Waverley continuously for at least 5 years at any time in the past; or
  • The applicant or partner has been employed permanently (not temporarily) for a minimum of 16 hours per week in the Borough of Waverley for at least 12 months and remains in employment in the Borough continuously from the date of their application; or
  • The applicant or partner has a close relative that lives in the Borough of Waverley and has done so for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date the application is made or reviewed. For the purposes of this paragraph a close relative means mother, father, adult son or daughter, brother or sister; or
  • The applicant or partner has demonstrated, to the Council's satisfaction, that a local connection applies to the Borough of Waverley through special/exceptional circumstances.

The Council reserves the right to ask for further evidence from applicants in support of the local connection at a later date if required.

*Every member of an association must meet at least one local connection test criteria for an association to be entered onto Part 1 of the Register.

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Page owner: Alice Knowles. Last updated: 29/03/2018 15:05

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