Unauthorised works applications should use the ‘Regularisation’ option, other proposals can choose either the ‘
Full plans’ or ‘Building Notice’ options, however, the Building Notice choice cannot be utilised where:-
The building is a ‘designated use’ under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 which
Includes offices, shops, factories and hotels and/or is a workplace subject to the Fire
Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.
The following details should be submitted with one completed copy of the application form and the
1. Full Plans Applications:- Full constructional specification and details plus duplicate copies
of plans. Two additional copies of layout plans will be required
for work in relation to designated use buildings.
2. Building Notice Applications:- In the case of a Building Notice, a site plan and other particulars
in accordance with Regulation 13. Additional information may be
3. Regularisation application:- In accordance with Building Regulations 21 (3), the Council may
require the applicant to take reasonable steps, including laying
open the unauthorised works for inspection, making tests and
taking samples as the authority think appropriate to ascertain what
work, if any, is required to secure compliance with the relevant
4. The Party Wall Act 1996:- Some works in relation to party walls could invoke proceedings
under the Party Wall Act 1996, you should understand these
requirements prior to undertaking such proposals.
5. Completion Certificates:- Completion Certificates will only be issued when an appropriate
electrical safety certificate has been received and the relevant
Building Regulations charge has been paid in full.
6. Drainage Connection:- Subject to certain provisions of the Water Industries Act 1991,
owners and occupiers of premises are entitled to have their
private foul and surface water drains and sewers connected
to the public sewers, where available. Special arrangements
apply to trade effluent discharge. Persons wishing to make
such connections must give not less than 21 days notice to
7. Regulations These notes are for general guidance only; Full particulars
regarding the deposit of the applications are contained in Regulation
13, 14 & 21of the Building Regulations 2000 and, correspondingly in
relation to Building Regulations fees the building (Local Authority
Charges) Regulations 1998.
For further information or advice on Building Regulation matters please contact:
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - Building Control
Unit 5, Triangle Business Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4TQ
Telephone: 01685 726263 / 726257
IMPORTANT: PLANS OR NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL UNDER THE BUILDING REGULATIONS
AND ANY NECESSARY PLANNING PERMISSIONS OBTAINED (If you haven’t already done so you are advised to contact
Development Control Tel: (01685) 726213, BEFORE ANY WORK ON SITE IS COMMENCED.