How to apply
If your building work is subject to Building Regulations, you complete the application for building regulations approval form.
There are two methods of applying:
- the deposit of full plans
- the giving of a building notice
What is the difference?
For a full plans application, plans need to be produced showing all constructional details, preferably well before you begin building. The application will be thoroughly checked by us, and we may request amendments to the plans prior to approval being given. We may add conditions to an approval, with your written agreement.
With the building notice procedure, the building work will be inspected as it proceeds. You will be advised by the building control surveyor if, at any stage, the work is found not to comply with the regulations. However, if we require any further information about your proposal either before the commencement date or during building, you will be asked to supply us with the details requested. You must feel confident that the work will comply with the regulations or you risk having to correct it at the request of the council.
Go to fees and charges
The fee should be submitted with your application and can be paid by the following methods:
- Using our secure payment system:
- Credit/debit card by phoning 01248 752428
- Via BACS (please contact us for BACS details on 01248 752428)
If you have any doubt about the correct fee please contact the department as no action can be taken on your application until the correct fee has been received.
To learn about planning and building regulations, apply for planning permission, appeal against a decision and find out about development near you, please visit the Planning Portal website.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well.