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Building control

Find out how to make sure your building project complies with building regulations.
Submit a building notice form
You may need to submit a building notice for works to an existing property.
Apply for full plans approval
You can apply for full plans approval for all commercial building work, all new buildings and some works to an existing property (for example, an extension or loft conversion).
Apply for regularisation
If you have already completed works without our approval you will need to apply for retrospective building control approval through a process called regularisation.
Building control approval
If you intend to build a new property or make changes to an existing property, you may need to apply for building control approval. This is completely separate to planning approval/permission.
Building control – frequently asked questions
Find the answers to commonly asked building control questions.
Building control fees
The Building control fees chart details the fees payable to us when you submit full plans or building notice applications.
About building control
Whether you are planning to build a small extension, a new property or just changing the use of your premises, talk to us before you do anything.
Apply for a demolition notice
If you are planning to demolish a building or part of a building, you must submit a demolition notice to us, giving at least six weeks' notice.
Report a dangerous structure
The Building Control team is responsible for making sure that buildings and structures in the borough do not present a danger to people in or near them.
Building projects – site inspections
It is your responsibility to ensure we inspect your building project at the relevant key stages.