Building Regulations - Building Notice (BC02)

With this type of application the council will only carry out the site inspections required to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations.

We will not check the design of the development before work starts, as such you need to be confident that your builder is familiar with the requirements of the Building Regulations otherwise you may find that changes are required during construction which could result in extra costs.

You can start work on site once the Building Notice has been received and acknowledged.

There are specific exclusions in the regulations as to when building notices cannot be used. These are:

  • For building work which is subject to section 1 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 - Part II of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
  • For work which will be built close to or over the top of rain water and foul drains shown on the 'map of sewers'
  • Where a new building will front onto a private street

What you need to submit

The list below details supporting documents that may need to be submitted as part of your application. Please refer to each section below in order to determine whether or not you need to submit it as part of your application.