What should be submitted to the Local
Authority before commencing work
Before you undertake any work, you, or your agent (i.e builder,
architect etc.) must advise the Local Authority either by
submitting Full Plans for approval or through a Building Notice
The Building Regulations Application
Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 provides for the passing of
plans subject to conditions.
The conditions may specify modifications to the deposited plans
and/or that further plans shall be deposited.
Persons proposing to carry out building work, or make a
material change of use of a building, are reminded that
permissions may be required under Town & Country Planning
Acts. Telephone 01536 534316
A completion certificate will be provided following satisfactory
completion of the building work
A Building Notice/Full Plans application shall cease to have effect
from 3 years after the acceptance/approval date by the
Local Authority unless the work has commenced before the
expiry of that period.
The Full Plans Application
Full Plans should contain relevant detail as listed for a building
notice together with all other plans to show that any work to be
carried out complies with these Regulations and The Building Act
1984. If you submit Full Plans the Local Authority will examine
them and advise you of any necessary changes that are
required to meet the Building Regulations. When considered
satisfactory, a formal decision will be issued together with a
copy of the approved plan and any relevant documentation
and information on how to arrange for inspection of the work.
Two copies of plans should be sent with this application. If the
Extension of Time and Conditions
Your application will be processed as quickly as possible,
particularly where we have to consult with the Fire Authority,
it may not be possible to give a decision within the required five
weeks. You are asked therefore to agree to extend this period
to two months.
Section 16 of The Building Act 1984 provides for the passing of
plans subject to conditions. The conditions may specify
modifications to the deposited plans and/or that further plans
shall be deposited.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all
premises that are "workplaces" and imposes a duty on the
responsible person to comply with its requirements.
Workplace includes any premises or parts of premises, not
being domestic premises, used for the purposes of an employer's
undertaking and which are made available to an employee as
a place of work.
Electrical work carried out in 'dwellings' must be notified to the
Local Building Control Body. The notification must be made before
the work starts, unless it is to be carried out by a competent
person who is on an Approved Register and who is capable of
self-certifying their own work.
The factors taken into account in determining this Building
Regulation fee quotation are those set out in The Building
(Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 Section 7(5),
and based solely on the information provided by the customer at
the time of quotation. This quotation may be subject to amendment
if there are any significant inaccuracies in the information
provided to us to determine this quote.
Fire Authority is to be consulted four copies should be provided.
The Building Regulations Charges
The Building Regulations Charges for Full Plans applications are
split into the Plan Charge and Inspection Charge.
All charges are subject to VAT at the appropriate rate.
Plan Charge - must be paid on the deposit of the plans with the
Inspection Charges - will be payable after the first inspection
has been undertaken. In most cases this charge is only paid once
and will cover multiple inspections.
When the inspection charge becomes due we will contact you to
let you know and arrange payment.