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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).

Please call us to check if your project needs full plans approval.

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

Apply for plans approval

We will receive your online application the day after you submit it. Please submit any electronic format drawings by email. Please do not attach them to your online application.

You can also download the full plans submission form at the end of this page, complete it and send it to us. Please contact us if you would like help completing the form.

What happens next

We will send you an acknowledgement on the day we receive your application, with your reference number, the name of your site inspector and their contact details.

We will then process your application and check your drawings for compliance with the building regulations. We will write back to you within three weeks to advise you of progress and, where necessary, ask you for further information.

We will send you our decision within five weeks, unless you have given us a further three week extension of time.

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Building Control

Fourth Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 8233
Email: buildingcontrol@lewisham.gov.uk