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.
Find out about Building Regulations by viewing:
- Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website, which has information on what are building regulations and when you require a building regulations application.
- a useful video from LABC about how the Building Regulations help you.
- the interactive house on the Planning Portal website.
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
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 aand send it to us with your application.
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.
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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.
We no longer accept payment by cheque.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org