The Council produces a number of technical documents related to its planning policy and guidance documents. 

What is the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register?

The Council maintains a register of people and groups who want to buy serviced plots of land in Bexley to build homes to live in as their main or only residence.

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register provides information on the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in the borough. The Council must consider this information when preparing local planning policy, determining planning applications, and exercising its housing, regeneration and land disposal functions.

The Register is not published. Key data will be published in accordance with the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding (Register) Regulations 2016 and anonymised information will be included in the Council's annual Authority Monitoring Report. The personal information that you enter will be held securely by the London Borough of Bexley.

Am I eligible to apply?

To apply to be on our register, you must:

  • be 18 or older
  • be a British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the UK or a national of Switzerland
  • want to buy the plot in Bexley to build a house to occupy as your main individual dwelling
  • want to use the plot to build your main home
  • want a ‘serviced plot’ which already has access to a public highway and connections for electricity, mains water and waste water

How do I apply?

Register your details at Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Register. 

Applicants should provide as much detail as possible. Information such as project timescales and finance helps the Council to plan accordingly to reflect local demand.

What happens next?

The Council will consider your application for entry onto the register and notify you in writing. You can contact us at any time to update or remove your entry.

Please note that successful inclusion on the Register does not require the Council to identify a specific plot(s) for you or your group. There is no guarantee that a suitable plot will be identified, or become available.

Please email with any queries. 

What is the Authority Monitoring Report?

The Council produces an Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) to measure the effectiveness of its planning policies. The AMR also helps central government and the Mayor of London assess how successfully Bexley's policies support national and regional planning policies.

Authority Monitoring Reports

In December 2018, the Council approved its Authority Monitoring Reports (AMRs) up through the 2017 to 2018 monitoring year. All AMRs prepared since the adoption of the current Local Plan in 2012 are published below.

Assessment of five-year housing land supply

The Council must publish information on whether there are enough deliverable sites to meet the area's housing needs over the next five years, as part of the AMR process. The Council considers that it is on course to exceed its London Plan target over the next five years.

Please email with any queries. 

What is the Statement of Community Involvement?

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how you can become involved in planning in the London Borough of Bexley, both in deciding planning applications and preparing planning policy documents.

The current Statement of Community Involvement was adopted in 2006 and can be viewed below.

You can view these documents at the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath and in Bexley's libraries

You can also buy copies from the Strategic Planning and Growth team.

Please email with any queries. 

Consultation on an updated Statement of Community Involvement - 2019

The public consultation on an updated draft Statement of Community Involvement closed on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and responses received are currently being considered. The consultation document can be viewed below. 

An updated SCI is required in order to reflect changes in national legislation and guidance, and better reflect the use of technology as a method of engagement. Once adopted, it will replace the current SCI (2006) and associated addendum (2009).

Please email with any queries. 


What is the Local Development Scheme?

The LDS lists all of the documents that will form a part of the local plan. It also sets out the timetable for their production and adoption.

The Council endorsed its LDS on 1 December 2017.

Please email with any queries.