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Submit a building notice

You may need to submit a building notice for works to an existing property.
Changes to the Scheme of Delegation

On 29 March 2023, members agreed changes to the Council’s constitution and scheme of delegation.

The new scheme will be applied to applications with a Statutory Start Date of 30 March 2023 or later.  The changes are:

  • 10 or more objections will be required to trigger a planning committee meeting 
  • A scheme with an amenity society objection will be referred to a Chairs’ Review meeting

When to submit a notice

You need to submit a building notice for works including:

  • loft conversionn

  • new roof

  • replacement windows garage/carport

  • drainage

  • electrical works.

This list is not exhaustive. Contact us if you're not sure if you should submit a notice.


You need to pay a fee to us when you submit your building notice application. View our building control fees.

Submit a building notice form

What happens next

  • We will send you an email confirmation with your reference number, after we receive your application.
  • You’ll be given the name and contact details of your site inspector while we process your application.


Building Control

Fourth Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU