FULL PLANS GUIDANCE NOTES
1 APPLICANT’S DETAILS - The applicant is the person on whose
behalf the work is being carried out, eg building owner. Full name
incudes first and last names.
2 A person shall deposit full plans where it is intended to carry out
building work in relation to a building which the Regulatory Reform (Fire
Safety) Order 2005 applies or will apply after completion of the work.
3 DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 - Please note that the informa-
tion provided in this Full Plans Submission may be passed to other
sections of the council to inform them of this Full Plans Submission.
Details are also disclosed to the Ordnance Survey Office, Southern
Water and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
4 PLANS AND PARTICULARS - 3 sets of plans and particulars
should be submitted. 2 sets of structural calculations where
5 Where the proposed work includes the erection of a new building
or extension, this application shall be accompanied by the following:
(a) block plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250 showing:
• the size and position of the building, or the building as
extended, and its relationship to adjoining boundaries
and any other building or proposed building located
within the site;
• the width and position of any street adjacent to or within the
boundaries of the site.
(b) the provision to be made for the drainage of the building
(c) the precautions to be taken where it is proposed to erect the
building or extension over a sewer shown on the relative map of
public sewers. NOTE: Reference to building over a public
sewer, includes public sewers within 3m of a proposed building
or extension to a building.
6(a) CONDITIONS - 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 or particulars shall be deposited.
(b) EXTENSION OF TIME - Section 16 of the Building Act 1984
provides for the period of time to be extended from 5 weeks to a
maximum of 2 months.
(c) COMPLETION CERTIFICATES - Regulation 17 makes
provisions for the issuing of completion certificates, this will be
dependent upon the submission of a completion of works notice
or confirmation that the building has been wholly or partly occupied
prior to completion.
7 CHARGES - Subject to certain exceptions (access/facilities solely
for disabled persons) a Full Plans Submission attracts charges
payable by the person by whom or on whose behalf the work is to
be carried out. Cheques should be made payable to:
Southampton City Council.
Charges are usually payable in two stages. The first charge must
accompany the deposited plans and the second charge is payable
after the first site inspection of work in progress (an invoice will be
issued for the second charge where appropriate). The second
charge is a single payment and covers all inspections applicable
under the Building Regulations for the building in question.
The appropriate charge is dependant upon the type of work
proposed. Charge scales are set out in the charges schedule,
which are available on request.
Table A prescribes the charges payable for the erection of small
domestic buildings ( not exceeding 3 storeys). Table B prescribes
the charges payable for alterations and extensions to a dwelling
house, including the addition of a small garage or carport and a
room in the roof. Table C prescribes the charges payable for all
8 These notes are for general guidance only, particulars regarding
the Full Plans Submission are contained in Regulation 14 of the
Building Regulations 2010 and in respect of charges, The Council
Building Control Partnership Charges scheme applicable at the time
9 Persons proposing to carry out building work or make a material
change of use of a building are reminded that permission may be
required under the Town and County Planning Acts. For further advice
telephone Southampton 023 8083 2603 Eastleigh 023 8068 8264.
10 Further information and advice concerning Building Regulation
matters may be obtained from: Southampton and Eastliegh
Building Control Partnership Tel. 023 8083 2558 or fax 023 8083
3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
11 THE PARTY WALL ETC. ACT 1996
If you intend to carry out building work which involves:
• work on an existing wall shared with another property
• building on the boundary with a neighbouring property
• excavating near a neighbouring building
The Party Wall Act may apply and you should notify all affected
Further information on Party Wall matters is available from the
Department for Communities and Local Government website
www.communities.gov.uk or by contacting a local qualified
12 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
Plans and information forming part of this application may be made
available to the public unless the information is expressly provided in
confidence. All particulars would need to be marked as “confidential”.