RESIDENTS will get the opportunity to own a self-built home as an exciting new project gets the green light.

Wokingham Borough Council has approved the councils very first self-build housing scheme which will see 21 plots of land available on Wheatsheaf Close.

Eight of the plots are planned to be sold off to self-builders which will help offset the cost of the remaining 13 plots to help people get on the property ladder.

First time buyers will get to design a house ranging from four two-bedrooms, twelve three bedrooms, four four bedrooms and one five bedroom house

However, this could change depending on how the project unfolds.

Councillor Parry Batth, executive member for housing, said: "This is a great opportunity for residents across the Borough who are interested in building their own home to have a chance to do it.

"We are particularly excited about the 13 plots that will be available under a shared ownership scheme as this will allow our residents who would not be able to afford to build their own home without some financial help to opportunity to do so.

The next step is for a project manager to be appointed for the development.

A clear planning application, including a design guide is also expected to be submitted in 2020.

Cllr Batth added: "This is designed to help those first time buyers looking to get on the housing ladder.

"If you have any interest in building your own home, get on our self-build register now to be notified about how to apply for one of these self-build plots."