Submit a Building Control application

The Building Control system exists to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation.

Building Regulations

Find out about Building Regulations by viewing:

For further information, please see our when you require a Building Control application page.

Information for builders

The Health and Safety Executive has produced leaflets for builders, providing guidance on a variety of topics. For details, please visit their website.

How to submit your Building Control application

Apply online

There are three types of Building Control applications that can be submitted online:

  • Full Plans
  • Building Notice
  • Unauthorised Work (regularisation)

For further information please see our types of Building Control applications page.

To submit an online application please visit Building Control Online. If you have not used this service before, you will need to register before continuing. Once you have registered, please enter your email address and password to login. You will then need to select the type of application you wish to submit.

The following file formats can be submitted online with your application.

  • Adobe PDF
  • AutoCad DWG and DWF formats
  • Microsoft Word or Excel
  • JPEG and JPG images
  • TIF and TIFF images

Planning Portal Building Control application service

New Building Control applications can also be made online via the Building Control application service on the Planning Portal.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, buy site location plans and upload supporting documents.

Apply by phone

If you are unsure how to complete an application form or short of time, we can do this on your behalf over the phone. Please contact us on 01483 444545 during office hours.

Apply by post

If you would prefer to submit your application by post, fill out the relevant application form and send to Planning and Building Control services. You will also need to complete a Icon for pdf charges form [603.94KB] and send it to us with your application.

Icon for pdf Full Plans application form [616.79KB]

Icon for pdf Building Notice application form [723.78KB]

Icon for pdf Unauthorised Work (regularisation) form [704.54KB]

Site location plans for your application

If you require a site location plan for your application, use the Planning Portal's Buy a Plan service to purchase the plan for your project.


Please see our new Icon for pdf Building Control Charges, [477.21KB].

You will need to pay for each building regulation application. To work out how much the charge will be, please see read the charges document above or use our online fee calculator.

Pay online for Building Control applications

We no longer accept payment by cheque.

Archived applications

An administrative charge of £85 (inclusive of VAT), will apply to retrieve and reopen an archive file where work has commenced but no progress has been made in three years.

Individually determined charges

Where your proposed building work does not fall within tables A to E in Icon for pdf Building Control Charges, [477.21KB] please fill out our Building control fee quote form and we'll help you with a tailored quote.

Please return the completed form with any appropriate plans and details to Building Control.


If you have any further questions, please contact Building Control on 01483 444545 or email