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Full plans applications

This involves submitting detailed drawings of the proposed projects to be checked for compliance against the current standards. This is usually required for work such as extensions, conversions and new-builds. Conditional and stage approval are available, which are suitable for more complex schemes. You may begin works 24 hours after depositing the application, following a request to do so. However, we will not make any inspections until the appropriate submission and fee have been received. There is a time limit of 2 calendar months for a full plans application to be decided upon, although this is of course affected by designers responding to issues raised and other factors. A submission will remain valid for 3 years after deposit. If works are not commenced within this time, the application will be written off and a new submission will be required. Once works are complete, you must arrange a completion inspection. This request should be made 24 hours prior to the intended inspection date.

Make a full plans application.

Please make a note of the reference number (this will begin OWBCAP followed by 4 digits). You will need this to make a payment and submit additional documents. You can upload up to 20 PDF, GIF or JPG files within the form, and additional information can be emailed to bldg.con@arun.gov.uk. The fees are available in the Guidance on Building Regulation Charges.pdf [pdf] 78KB

 

Building notices

Please note that building notices cannot be used for building work that is over or close to a public sewer, or on any premises that is currently or intended to be used as a commercial premises, the communal area of apartments or a House of Multiple Occupation.

This procedure is usually used for minor works, such as removing an internal wall or drainage alterations. This also applies to all replacement glazing. Plans and details are often required, but are not formally approved. A greater emphasis is placed on controlling site work. Schemes are checked on site for compliance throughout the course of construction. Completion certificates are not issued for building notices.

You may begin works 24 hours after depositing the application, following a request to do so. However, we will not make any inspections until the appropriate submission and fee have been received.

Make a building notice application.

Please make a note of the reference number (this will begin OWBCAP followed by 4 digits). You will need this to make a payment and submit additional documents. You can upload up to 20 PDF, GIF or JPG files within the form, and additional information can be emailed to bldg.con@arun.gov.uk. The fees are available in the Guidance on Building Regulation Charges.pdf [pdf] 78KB

 

Regularisation certificates

If work has been completed without building regulation consent, a regularisation notice should be sought. This requires detailed drawings to be submitted and elements of the works to be exposed to show compliance. Any contraventions must be corrected before a certificate will be issued. If unauthorised works were carried out on your property before you moved in, we may consider a regularisation application, however, we recommend that you discuss the particular requirements beforehand.

Make a regularisation certificate application.

Please make a note of the reference number (this will begin OWBCAP followed by 4 digits). You will need this to make a payment and submit additional documents. You can upload up to 20 PDF, GIF or JPG files within the form, and additional information can be emailed to bldg.con@arun.gov.uk. The fees are available in the Guidance on Building Regulation Charges.pdf [pdf] 78KB

 

Disability Fee Exemption

For certain exemption from Building Control Charges, please see the following guidance:  Building Regulations Disability Eligibility Declaration.docx [docx] 15KB

 

If, for any reason, you are unable to make your application online, please use the forms below and return them to the address at the bottom of this page.