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Make an application for building regulations approval

Unless the building work you are proposing is exempt from Building Regulations you must seek approval.

Many jobs in the home need to be notified to and approved as being compliant with building regulations by a 'building control body' (BCB). The easiest way is to use Uttlesford District Council Building Control to do this.

Why use Uttlesford Building Control?  - we have a lot to offer to help you with your building project.
 

Changes to the building regulations from October 2023

The Building Regulations 2010 as amended in 2023 have introduced the role of dutyholders.

Read our guidance on how this changes the way you apply for building regulations approval.

There is a new form that you will need to submit with all applications.

 

How to apply: Full Plans application

If you are borrowing money to finance your proposals the finance company, e.g. bank or building society, may require you to adopt the full plans procedure. Where plans submitted comply or following consultation are amended to comply with the building regulations, a formal approval notice will be issued.

If the plans are rejected, the local authority will provide you or your agent with a schedule of works which are in contravention of the building regulations indicating where additional information or amendments are required.

Apply online

You can submit a Full Plans application to us online through the Planning Portal.

Full Plans online submission

From 1 October 2023, additional information needs to be provided with Full Plans submissions that is not currently covered by the Planning Portal's online form.

You will need to download and complete a 'Supplementary information' form and upload it to your application as a supporting document.

Building Control: Full Plans: Supplementary information template (PDF) [234KB]

Apply by email or post

Download or print out a copy of the relevant Word or PDF form

Full Plans Application - Download and print a PDF (PDF) [116KB]

Building Notice Application (Word doc) [45KB]

From 1 October 2023 if you are submitting PDF Full Plans application you will need to submit the 'Supplementary information' form in addition to the Full Plans or Building Notice forms.

Building Control: Full Plans: Supplementary information template (PDF) [234KB]

Please then email the forms to us at building@uttlesford.gov.uk 

Alternatively, you can send them by post or drop it off at our reception in Saffron Walden.

How much it costs

Building Control fees 
 

How to apply: Building Notice application

This procedure cannot be used where building work is in connection with a building which is a non-domestic building and is a workplace. The building notice must be submitted not less than 48 hours before work begins on site.

We  do not pass or reject plans, but we do monitor the work for compliance with the building regulations as it proceeds on site. It is important to note that the use of this method infers that the person(s) carrying out the work is / are capable of doing so in compliance with building regulations and without the aid of detailed plans.

Apply online

You can submit a Building Notice application to us online with the Planning Portal.

Building Notice online submission

From 1 October 2023, additional information needs to be provided with Building Notice submissions that is not currently covered by the Planning Portal's online form.

You will need to download and complete a 'Supplementary information' form and upload it to your application as a supporting document.

Building Control: Full Plans: Supplementary information template (PDF) [234KB]

Apply by email or post

Download or print out a copy of the relevant Word or PDF form

Building Notice Application - Download and print a PDF (PDF) [116KB]

Building Notice Application (Word doc) [45KB]

From 1 October 2023 if you are submitting a PDF Building Notice application you will need to submit the 'Supplementary information' form in addition to the Full Plans or Building Notice forms.

Building Control: Full Plans: Supplementary information template (PDF) [234KB]

Please then email the forms to us at building@uttlesford.gov.uk 

Alternatively, you can send them by post or drop it off at our reception in Saffron Walden.

How much it costs

Building Control fees