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Building control

Find out about building regulations, how to apply and search for building control applications.

    Make a building regulations application

    From Monday 29 April, the Planning Portal will be charging £21 to submit an application through their site. This fee is an introductory rate and is expected to rise to £42 after 6 months. This money is a flat fee and goes direct to the Planning Portal.

    In addition, for full plans applications the plan check fee and the inspection fee will have to be paid with the application.

    We are still completely happy to receive applications through the Planning Portal or directly to us using our Word or PDF forms.

    For any other way of making an application there will be no new additional charge and inspection fees will continue to be invoiced on commencement.

    Building control: when to contact us

    You will need to check if you need building regulations approval before you construct or change buildings in certain ways

    Make an application for building regulations approval

    Make a full plans application, submit your building notice or apply for a regularisation certificate

    Building control: how to contact us

    There are 5 members of the Building Control team. Find out who they are and how to contact them

    Building regulations: what they are

    Building regulations are compulsory safety standards for design, construction and alterations.

    Pay for building control applications

    How to pay your building regulation fee or site inspection fee invoice

    Search building control applications

    Most building work requires consent under provisions contained within the building regulations.

    Dangerous structures

    How to report dangerous structures including buildings, parts of buildings, garden walls and hoardings

    Street naming and numbering: register a new address

    We are responsible for the numbering and naming of streets in Uttlesford

    Building control fees 2024/25

    Our fees and charges 2024-25 for Uttlesford District Council starting from 1 April 2024