Building Control applications

Planning portal (apply here)

Submit-a-plan

You need to apply for building regulations before you start building work. We use the Planning Portal as a tool for you to apply. Click the link above and you will be re-directed to the Planning Portal. Here you can complete the relevant application, attach any supporting documentation and pay your fee online.

There are three types of applications you can make:

Full plans

This is the most thorough option. We check your plans to ensure your building work will comply with the Building Regulations. You can expect a decision within five weeks, (or within two months with your consent). Ideally we like to make a decision even sooner than this as long as we  have all the information we need and any queries we have are promptly answered.

We will then inspect the building work on site as the work progresses and at the end of the project, as long as the building work complies with the Regulations, you will be issued with a completion certificate.

Building notice

This type of application is only for smaller projects. You can start work two days after your notice has been submitted. You don’t get formal approval like you do with full plans as we do not carry out an assessment of your plans. 

We inspect the building work on site as the work progresses and at the end of the project, as long as the building work complies with the Regulations, you will be issued with a completion certificate.

Regularisation

You can apply for ‘regularisation’ - retrospective approval for work already carried out without consent.

Only work carried out after 11 November 1985 can be approved in this way. 

Page owner: Lindsay Goodman. Last updated: 13/09/2017 16:28