The purpose of Building Regulations is to safeguard the health, safety, welfare and convenience of all people, including the disabled, in and about buildings. This control extends to both private and public buildings, with plan checking and site inspections being undertaken by Building Control Officers.
New fees with effect from 1 April 2013
As the increase occurs over a bank holiday, and the postal service does not operate over this period, applications dated up to and including 31 March 2013 and received by 12 April 2013 will be accepted on the previous fees.
Fees with effect from 1 April 2013 (57kb pdf)
Information about Building Regulations
The Planning Portal is a national resource supported by the Government and provides information and advice, on the following:
Building Policy and Legislation
How to get approval
Good practice guides
If you would like a Building Control Officer to contact you to arrange an appointment or to discuss an enquiry, please either complete the online General Enquiry form or contact the Building Control Team on 01984 635275.
We are always looking for ways to improve the Building Control service. Please let us know what you think about our service by completing the Building Control satisfaction survey on our West Somerset Says website.