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Full plans application

Concreting a floor to a wharehouseA full 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 work)
  • 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 regulations
  • 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 registered and acknowledgement letters are sent to the applicant and agent, where applicable.


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 approve 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. Structural discussion with architect


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.