Full Plans Guidance Notes

  1. The applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being carried out, eg the buildings owner/tenant/leasee/builder.
  2. Two copies of this notice should be completed and submitted with plans and particulars in duplicate in accordance with the provisions of Building Regulation 13.Subject to certain exceptions where Part B(Fire Safety) imposes a requirement in relation to proposed building work. Two further copies of plans which demonstrate compliance with the requirements should be deposited.
  3. Subject to certain exceptions a Full Plans Submission attracts fees payable by the person by whom or on whose behalf the work is to be carried out. Fees are payable in two stages. The first fee must accompany the deposit of plans and the second fee is payable after the first site inspection of work in progress. This second fee is a single payment in respect of each individual building, to cover all site visits and consultations which may by necessary until the work is satisfactorily completed. In certain cases the Local Authority may agree to fees being paid by instalments.Schedule 1 prescribes the plan and inspection fees payable for small domestic buildings. Schedule 2 prescribes the fees payable for extensions to a dwelling home and the addition of a small garage or carport. Schedule 3 prescribes the fees payable for all other cases.The appropriate fee is dependent upon the type of work proposed. Fee scales and methods of calculation are set out in the guidance notes on fees which is available via our website or on request from the building control offices.
  4. Subject to certain provisions of the Public Health Act 1936 owners and occupiers of premises are entitled to have their private foul and surface water drains and sewers connected to the public sewers, where available. Special arrangements apply to trade effluent discharge. Persons wishing to make such connections must give not less than 21 days notice to the appropriate authority.
  5. LABC Services provides National Type Approval for a range of building types, building systems and major building elements where they are used repeatedly. If the work proposed, or any part of it, is subject to a LANTAC approval please answer YES and enclose a copy to the appropriate current certificate(s). If there is any variation in this proposal from that shown on the LANTAC type approved plans attention should be drawn to it in a covering letter. Further information on LANTAC schemes is available form Building Control or LANTAC 35 Great Smith Street Westminster London SW1 3BJ.
  6. Premises currently designated for the purpose of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 are:
    1. Premises within the Fire Precautions
    2. (Hotels and Boarding Houses) Order 1972.
    3. Premises within the fire Precautions (Factories, Offices, Shops and Railway Premises) order 1989.
  7. Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 provides for the passing of plans subject to conditions. The Conditions may specify modifications to the deposited plans and/or that further plans shall be deposited.
  8. These notes are for general guidance only, particulars regarding the deposit of plans are Contained in Regulation 13 of the Building Regulations 1991 and, in respect of fees, in the Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 1994.
  9. Persons proposing to carry out building work or make a material change of use of a building are reminded that permission may be required under the Town and Country Planning Acts.
  10. Further information and advice concerning the Building Regulations and planning matters may be obtained from your local authority.