Planning Portal

 
  1. Building Regulations
  2. How to get approval
  3. The approval process
  4. Pre-site approval

Pre-site approval

If you choose to use a Local Authority building control service, there are three types of application for approval you can make.

There is a charge payable for these applications, which may vary between Local Authorities, but is regulated by the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.  You should contact your Local Authority for details of their charges.

Full Plans

You can apply for Building Regulations approval from your local authority Building Control Service by submitting a full plans application.

Building Notice

You can apply for Building Regulations approval from your local authority Building Control Service by giving a building notice.

Regularisation

Where works are carried out without Building Regulations approval being sought the owner may be prosecuted.  However to facilitate people who wish to have work approved, there is a process called Regularisation.