Apply for approval

PLEASE NOTE FROM 3 JANUARY 2012 ALL POSTAL BUILDING REGULATION APPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL SHOULD BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

Building Control Services

Vale of White Horse District Council

Abbey House

Abingdon

Oxon

OX14 3JE

For ease you may prefer to submit via our online facility (South only at present) which can be found on our South Building Control web page Apply for Approval -Online applications.

Between now and 3 January 2012 we would be pleased to receive your submission at the above address. We would also prefer card payments which can be made after you submit your application by ringing any of the following numbers (01235) 540357, (01235) 540525, (01235) 547651 (01235) 547650, (01235) 540341 or (01235) 540478

Surveyor contact information can be found on the adjacent download South and Vale parish map.

The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulation 2010.

Please note, a new scheme of charges for Building Regulation applications came into effect on 1 October 2011.

There are two methods of applying for building regulations approval either a full plans application, or by a building notice application. The inspection notification process and the total charge payable will be the same whatever method is used.

A full plans application is where drawings, details and other supporting information is submitted for checking and a formal decision notice is given. Advantages of using this method include the plans can be examined and approved before work starts and that the builder can work to the approved drawings in the knowledge that the detail complies with the regulations. 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.

A building notice application 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 produded 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 designed for minor domestic work where detailed plans are not felt appropriate. Please note this type of application cannot be used where the building is to be put to a relevant use.

An application form for both methods, together with guidance notes on how to apply, can be downloaded from the right of the page. The Building Regulation submission form needs to be filled in and sent together with the relevant fee. 

Online building control applications

Here you can submit a full plans application, a notice application or a regularisation application online. You can also search the building control application tracker.

Follow the links below:

 

Last reviewed: 19 - 12 - 2011

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