Building control applications

Renovating Your Home

For practial advice on home improvements, you can visit LABC's Front Door website. You can also download and view the Government's guide to the Building Regulations.

Planning Portal

The Planning Portal is the national planning and building application service and works in partnership with every local authority across England. The Portal makes planning and building information, applications and services simpler and more accessible. Using the Planning Portal is the preferred way to submit your building control or planning application to us. Visit

Do I need approval?

Building Regulation approval is not required for all building work. You can find information on the types of work that need approval, which are exempt, or which can be approved by a Competent Person on the website or on the Planning Portal.

Do you need permission?

Types of application

There are three types of application you can make; full plans, building notice, and regularisation. The website outlines each of these application types.

Building Control fees will be determined based on the type of work involved, the number of dwellings, or total floor area. Click to download our latest schedule of fees. If you are unsure about calculating your fee, please contact us for a quote.

How do I submit my application?

You can now submit a building control application online with the Planning Portal.

Registration is easy and you can complete your application form, buy site location plans and upload supporting documents.

Apply Online

You can also download an application form to submit your application by email to