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Self-build statistics

To help improve self- and custom-build opportunities, we will provide up-to-date information that may be of use to people interested. As well as providing the statistics below, we will also:

  • send out an email when planning permission is granted for self-build and custom- build homes
  • send an email annually for updates to the current register.


All statistics are correct as of the end of March 2022. Each year, we prepare a monitoring report. This reports progress on the Island Plan and the performance of policies and objectives within its development plan documents.

Number of people on register

As at 25 March 2022, the number of people on the register is 73.

Number of bedrooms sought

As at 25 March 2022, the number of requests for properties by number of bedrooms.

Number of bedroomsOneTwoThreeFourFive or moreNo preference
Number of requests117272440

Locations people are interested in

The top five areas are highlighted in bold.

ChillertonCowesEast CowesFishbourneFreshwaterGodshill
GurnardHavenstreet and AsheyLakeNettlestone and SeaviewNewchurchNewport
Niton and WhitwellNorthwoodRookleyRydeSandownShalfleet
ShanklinShorwellSt HelensTotlandVentnorWhippingham


More information is available in our monitoring reports.

Contact information

Planning and Infrastructure

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm