You must check if you need approval before you construct or change buildings in certain ways.

You don't need to get approval yourself if you use a competent person scheme .

When you need approval

When you don't need approval

Types of application

There are 3 types of application:

Full plans
  • The most thorough option, suitable for any type of application.
  • You must submit full drawings and site location plans, which will be checked for compliance with the regulations, and other associated legislation.
  • You can expect a decision within 5 weeks, or 2 months with your consent.
  • You'll get a completion certificate within 8 weeks of completion of the building work as long as it complies.
Building notice
  • This application type is most appropriate for smaller projects.
  • It can't be used where the Fire Precautions Act applies or if you are building over or close to a public sewer.
  • Detailed plans are not normally required but may be asked for to clarify certain aspects of your proposals.
  • You can start work 2 days after your notice has been submitted.
  • You don't get formal approval like you do with full plans.
Regularisation
More information

Cost

Building Regulation Charges for dwellings on sites with 1 and 2 plots, along with those for regularisation applications, are to be increased from 1/1/2017. The Building Regulation Scheme of Charges has been amended accordingly and can be inspected at the Building Control Offices at:

Flint Street,
Fartown,
Huddersfield
HD1 6LG

Guidance on all Building Regulation charges, including the amended ones, can be found below.

Building Control charges

How to apply online

Go to the Submit-a-Plan website

You can submit all 3 types of applications, as well as replacement doors and windows applications.

Clock You must register with the site. Registration is free.

Apply online

After you've applied

You will be able to login and track the progress of your application.

We will contact you for payment once we have checked your application.

Other ways to apply

You can also print out the forms, fill them in and send to us.

Submit a full plans application

Submit a building notice application

Submit a regularisation application

Other forms

Apply to carry out a consultation for proposed building work over or within 3m of (a) Public Sewer(s) and or (b) lateral drain(s)

Window or door replacement supplemental information

Further advice

Contact Building Control