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Building Control Applications

  Please read before submitting an application:

  •  If you are paying by cheque, please ensure that they are made payable to 'Somerset Building Control Partnership'.

  •  If payment has not been received within 7 working days, SBCP hold the right to make the application invalid and return all documentation.

  • We would recommend that you should be totally confident that the work will be undertaken, as no refund is available should you change your mind.

  • Unless you unable to, we ask that you please submit your application electronically or via email, rather than printing and posting, to help save yourself time and the environment. Think before printing                                              

    Full Plans applications

    This type of application is required for all non domestic or commercial work. If you are carrying out work to a domestic property, you can either submit a Full Plans or Building Notice application, depending on which is more suitable for you; please read on to see more information to help identify which type of application would be the best option.

    Drawings, details and other supporting information are submitted for checking and a formal decision notice is given. The advantage of using this method is that the plans can be examined and approved before work starts and the builder can follow the approved drawings in the knowledge that the work complies with the regulations. Work such as an extension or a new dwelling are generally submitted under a Full Plans application, along with architectural plans.

    Most applications are checked within 15 working days of deposit meaning even where work has started, problems can be identified before work reaches an advanced stage. Approved plans may be used for up to three years after deposit even if regulations change. When making an application using this method, the plan and inspection fee is payable when the application is submitted. 

    ► Make a Full Plans application online

    ► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: pdf icon Building Regulations Application form [73kb]

    Building Notice applications

    This is a less detailed form of application where minimal information is initially required and no formal decision is given. It can mean there is no delay while detailed plans are produced and there is no cost involved in the preparation of detailed plans.

    The process of achieving compliance is much more heavily weighted towards the work in progress. This form of application is primarily intended for smaller domestic projects where detailed plans are not felt appropriate. Please note this type of application cannot be used for non-domestic buildings. Should you decide to use this route then the full fee is paid when you submit the building notice (this is the combined plan fee and inspection fee).

    ► Make a Building Notice application online

    ► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: pdf icon Building Regulations Application form [73kb]

    Regularisation applications

    Regularisation Applications can be made where work was carried out after 11 November 1985 without plans being deposited or a Building Notice given. The local authority can ask for parts of the work to be opened up for inspection, or require further work to be done. It may not always be possible to establish compliance with Building Regulations, but where it is possible a Regularisation Certificate will be issued.

    ► Make a Regularisation application online

    ► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: pdf icon Regularisation Application form [71kb]

    Applications database

    The SBCP Building Regulations applications for Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset date back to a period of 15 years (starting from the date of submission of a valid application). Any Mendip application registered after 01/06/2016 will be held on this portal. However, to view records for Mendip pre-dating 01/06/2016, please use the Mendip 'My Maps' webpage.

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