We welcome the submission of building regulation applications online via the Planning Portal.
The Planning Portal will take you through the online submission process from selecting the appropriate forms and attaching documents to formally submitting the application and paying the application fee. Please note that the online fee calculator is not currently available. To calculate the fee payable please refer to Building Regulation Charges prior to submitting your application.
A full plans application can be used for all types of building work. This procedure involves submitting detailed plans, specifications and, where needed, calculations to the Council.
The application will be checked for compliance with the Building Regulations. If the work complies an approval notice will be issued to you. If it does not comply you will be invited to amend or alter it to make it comply. Where you anticipate delay obtaining information we require, conditional approval may be granted.
You may at any time withdraw your application if you anticipate delay either amending plans or providing outstanding information.
A building notice can only be used for the extension or alteration of existing houses. It is a formal written notice to the Council that you intend to carry out building work.
The advantages of using the building notice are:
The disadvantages are:
At the end of the job, if the work has been carried out satisfactorily, a "completion certificate" will be issued. This confirms the work has received inspections from Building Control and that building regulations appear to have been met.
* Please note that a Building Notice cannot be used if a proposed building or extension is over, or within 3m of a public sewer.
Calculate the fee for a building regulations application