Land and building asset registers

We are responsible for keeping a number of registers relating to land and building assets.

Further information

Community asset transfer policy

Asset transfer is the process of transferring ownership or leasehold of property or land from one party to another. This can help secure community use of buildings and provide a development opportunity for community and voluntary organisations.

The Localism Bill 2010 requires local authorities to draw up, hold and publish a list of assets of community value. Communities have the opportunity to nominate the assets which are most important to them for possible inclusion. Further information can be found in the following documents: 

Custom and self-build housing

We have a duty to keep a register of individuals and associations who are interested in finding land which they can custom or self-build on. Find out more at the following link:

What is self-build and custom build?

Self-build housing usually means that you are directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new home. Custom build housing is where a builder/specialist developer is contracted by a home owner to help them create a custom built property. There may be some overlap between the two – for example, some custom build developers offer the option of a serviced plot, where you can design and build your own home as part of a larger scheme. 

What is the purpose of the register?

The government wants to enable more people to build or commission their own homes. This register will provide an indication of the demand for custom and self-builds in Leicester and to allow us to develop our housing and planning policies to support the most appropriate kinds of self and custom build projects.

Register your interest

If you are interested in building your own home, you can sign up to our self-build and custom build register at the following link: 

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

The purpose of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) update is to identify land and buildings in the city with potential for housing development for the 2016-2031 period and to identify and assess limits to delivery.

For further information and documents relating to the SHLAA, please use the following link: 

Brownfield Land Register

From April 2017 a new duty has been placed on local planning authorities to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed land (brownfield land), which has been assessed as suitable for residential development. The register must be published by 31 December 2017 and reviewed at least once each year. Sites must meet a relevant criteria to be included on the register.

Further details on the Brownfield Land Register can be found on GOV.UK

The register will be updated annually. If you wish to enquire about the register or wish to submit a site for consideration on the register please email us at planning.policy@leicester.gov.uk or call 0116 454 0085.

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