Self and Custom Build Development

Driven by a passionate belief that individuals should have a significant role and wide choice in the construction of their new own home, Leaper Land has chosen to specialise in promoting land for development exclusively for Custom and Self Build in a quest to make this possible for as many people as possible.  By getting more involved with the architectural design and placemaking, landowners also have a unique opportunity to shape the quality and design of new development on their land with a product that has the potential to win over all stakeholders including the local community and local authority.  Through the use of a Design Code, that reflects local character, the scheme’s quality, design and coherence can be secured.

Plot buyers have the chance to pick from a range of house types, internal floor layouts, external materials and all internal fixtures and finishes.

When people get to live in houses they have helped design according to their own needs and tastes, they are much more likely to build to a higher quality, settle for longer which in turn fosters stronger communities.



Our scheme at Ingoldisthorpe in West Norfolk was the first of its kind granted in the area and won the Built It Awards ‘Best Custom of Self Build Project or Model’.  The development delivered 12 serviced plots with full permission allowing customisation through a Design Code that carefully reflected local architectural styles whilst as the same time introducing a contemporary feel.  Plots were bought by existing village residents as well as new homebuyers. The development provides a new village green surrounding a restored pond with a thoughtfully designed planting scheme that further enhances the sense of place.  All new residents will be part of a management company that ensures the public open space and roadways are kept in good order.

For more details about this development please visit our website.

Custom and Self Build development presents a unique opportunity to deliver new housing in rural areas.  Furthermore local authorities are bound by the legislation set out in the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 to provide sufficient plots to satisfy demand.  Our experience and empirical research shows that very few, if any, local authorities are delivering on their statutory obligations.  The time is now to address the supply and demand imbalance!



Leaper Land



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