Who are we and what do we do?
APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL WITH FULL PLANS (Full Plans Applications)
A lot more information must now be submitted as part of an application, such as full client details, full principal designer details and full principal contractor details. Details are also required of the height of the building, number and use of each storey, etc. If this supplementary information is not provided, then the application cannot be accepted as valid until that information is provided and this may cause delays in the vetting of the application and/or inspection of work on site.
Supplementary information for can be downloaded here Download
New regulations require that several notifications are sent to the Local Authority at various stages and in certain situations.
If when an application is made details of the principal contractor are not known, then this must be notified within 14 days of the appointment being made. There is a similar requirement to notify if client and/or contractor, and/or designer changes during the course of building work.
Formal notification must now be given when the work reaches a stage known as “commencement”. This is different to notifying that work has started, and is a stage when foundations are cast and floor is in place or when 15% of alteration work is carried out. If work has not reached this “commencement” stage within 3 years of an application being made, then the work is considered “lapsed”/out of time and a new application will be required if work is to progress. This now applies to each individual plot on a site.
A formal notification must now be given when work is complete and, if its is subject to the RRO Fire Safety Order (non-domestic), when it is to be occupied.
Additional form are available on our download page
We can help you in numerous ways, including:
- Advice and Guidance on related facets
- Becoming part of your design team
- Guidance on fees, applying for and registering an application
- Inspections and on-site advice
- Pre-submission advice and technical input
- Notice of Publication of Revised Charging Scheme for Building Control 2022