Full plans application
plans application can be used for all types of building work. You
must submit the following with your application:
- Completed full plans application form
- Appropriate plan
fee (the inspection fee is payable on commencement of
- Site location plan, scale 1:1250
- Two copies of elevations sections and plan
view drawings, scale 1:100 or 1:50
- Specification for the materials and
construction proposed to be used in the foundations, walls, floors,
roof, drainage etc
- Calculations to justify structural members,
thermal performance of the building or other requirements of the
- If the work to a building is designated under
the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 a further two sets
of plans detailing fire safety measures that are to be taken.
Designated buildings are offices, shops or railway premises, hotels
or boarding houses and industrial buildings.
Full plans process
Once the application has been received, it is
acknowledgement letters are sent to the applicant and agent,
The plans are checked for compliance with the
Building Regulations, if there are any defects your agent will be
notified. Once the plans comply with the Regulations we will
your application. If the defects are not resolved within five
weeks, extendable to two months of deposit, the Council will
reject the application.
Following rejection, amended plans may be
submitted for approval at any time. No further charge is payable
provided the work is substantially the same.
The council is required by law to use metric
units as the prime units of measurement. Applicants are asked to
use metric measurements so as to avoid conversion errors.
Typical technical details and
specifications have been included to give basic guidance
as to the detail that is required.