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Making an Application

Making an Application

Making a Building Regulations Application

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There are two methods of applying for Building Regulations.

  • Full Plans Submission - This is depositing a detailed set of plans and specifications drawn up by an architect, the plans are then checked in detail and if they comply with the Building Regulations an approval notice is issued.
  • Building Notice - This is for domestic work only and involves completing an application form supplying details of proposed works. An acceptance notice is then issued and all work is dealt with on site.

Electronic Applications

Applications can be submitted online by visiting http://www.submit-a-plan.com/

Submit-a-plan enables anyone who has internet access to apply for Building Regulations electronically, applications can be submitted to Local Authorities country wide without the need of printing plans.

You can also submit Building Regulations electronically by visiting the Planning Portal https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/

Full Plans Application

Your Full Plans application should include:

  • Two completed Full Plans Application Forms.
  • Two copies of detailed drawings of the proposed work.
  • Two copies of a site location plan highlighting the boundary of your property.
  • The appropriate fee (See Schedule of Charges below).

Full Plans Submission Form

Building Notice Application

Your Building Notice application should include:

  • One copy of a completed Building Notice Form.
  • If the proposed work consists of an extension or new build, a site location plan detailing the boundary of your property.
  • The appropriate fee (See Schedule of Charges below).

Building Notice Application Form

Regularisation Application

This is a method of applying for Building Regulations retrospectively, for advice and to discuss your application needs please call 01229 876356.

Your Regularisation application should include:

  • One copy of a completed Regularisation Form.
  • If the work consists of an extension or new build, a site location plan detailing the boundary of your property.
  • The appropriate fee (See Schedule of Charges below).

Regularisation Application Form 

Building Control Fees

For information and advice on the Building Regulation Scheme of Charges please contact us on 01229 876356 or email buildcontrol@barrowbc.gov.uk.