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West Somerset Council

Building Control

Spirit LevelThe 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.

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
  • Approved documents
  • How to get approval
  • Greener buildings
  • 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.

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Building Control Charges & Inspections

All  Building Regulations Fees for controllable building work in West Somerset are determined on an individual basis, based on the type and  scope of the proposed work.

An individual inspection regime will be agreed for every project.

No charge is made for pre-application guidance.

For more information please contact the Building Control Service directly on 01984 635275 or e-mail

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.