Make an application

Applying online

The quickest and easiest way to make a building control application is by using the submit-a-plan website.

Submit-a-plan also lets you track the progress of your application.

Make an application on the submit-a-plan site

Fees or charges

Different fees or charges will apply depending on the type of work you are undertaking. Guidance notes are provided at the bottom of this page.

New building regulation fees

New regulations mean we have had to reconsider building regulation fees. Service costs have been reviewed and project specific fees developed.

Charges are determined in two ways:

  • standard fees - based on typical work for domestic and non-domestic projects
  • individual fees - projects not covered by a standard fee are individually priced

In order to keep costs down, certain basic assumptions have been made such as that your builder is familiar with construction practices and the work is not complex. Extra fees may be charged if your project requires additional support.

Health and safety during your construction works

If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties also - find out more about having building and construction work done

Data protection legislation

The council is committed to ensuring that we are transparent about the ways in which we use your personal information and that we have the right controls in place to ensure it is used responsibly and is kept safe from inappropriate access, theft or misuseOur building control and planning privacy notice, which explains how we use your data, is on our data protection legislation page under the Place heading. 

This page was last updated on 15 February 2021

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