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Building Notice Submission - Building Control

Building Notice Submissions are useful when planning domestic projects i.e. installing a bathroom or changing windows. Only a site location plan is required instead of a full plans submission.

What is a Building Notice Submission Application?

During a Building Notice Submission, only a site location plan is submitted. Therefore, minor building work becomes faster. Detailed plans are not always required, saving on application costs.

Building Notices cannot be used for:

  • Commercial Properties
  • Flats and HMOs
  • Any work near / over a public drain/ sewer
  • New buildings that front a public highway

What happens after I submit a Building Notice Submission Application?

Before you submit an application, make sure you are confident all proposed work meets Building Regulations requirements. Otherwise, you risk having to correct this after inspection.

After submitting an application, you will not receive an approval notice from Building Control. Instead, the building control surveyor will frequently inspect the site while work is ongoing.

At a later stage, you may have to submit plans and calculations i.e. structural design calculations. You are obliged to supply information requested by Building Control before or during work.

Disclaimer for Building Notice Submission Applications

Before you submit an application, make sure you are confident all proposed work meets Building Regulations requirements. Otherwise, you risk having to correct this after inspection.

In addition, a building note will not be accepted for mortgage purposes, unlike an Approval Notice from a Full Plans Submission.

Complete an Application Online using the Planning Portal

Visit the Building Control Planning Portal 

Instead of filling in a paper form, using the Planning Portal can help you with:

  1. Keeping a clear record of all your online applications 
  2. Access online help fast
  3. Save on printing and post costs

Apply via Email

To apply, download an application and return to buildingcontrol@basildon.gov.uk. Please include attachments of your completed application and supporting plans etc. 

Building Notice Application - Building Control (Word doc) [485KB] (opens new window)