Building regulations and guidance

Full plans submission guidance

Please read the points below before completing a full plans submission:

  • the applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being carried out - for example, the building's owner
  • one copy of this notice should be completed and submitted with plans and particulars in duplicate in accordance with the provisions of Building Regulation 14
  • where Part B (Fire Safety) imposes a requirement in relation to proposed building work, two further copies of plans which demonstrate compliance with the requirements should be deposited
  • in most cases an initial fee payment must accompany the deposit of plans and a second single payment must cover all anticipated site visits and consultations that may be necessary until the work is satisfactorily completed
  • the inspection fee may be reassessed if the number of site visits is substantially different from the number expected
  • where the proposed work is not be covered by the tables set our in our building control fees and charges, please contact us for an individual fee quote
  • in most cases owners and occupiers of premises are entitled to have their private foul and surface water drains and sewers connected to the public sewers, where available, and must give at least 21 days notice to do so
  • special arrangements apply to trade effluent discharge
  • the Regulatory Fire Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all premises except single family dwellings houses and alterations and extensions to the same

These notes are for general guidance only. Full particulars regarding the deposit of plans are contained in Regulation 14 of the Building Regulations 2000 and, in respect of fees, in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

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 Country Planning Acts.