There are two steps to this application. Firstly the Council will check the plans you have submitted and assess the proposed works against the Building Regulations. Where the proposed works meet the requirements of the Building Regulations the Council will approve those plans which can then be passed to your builder to start work.
Once the plans have been approved and works commenced we will inspect the work at appropriate stages. Once construction has been completed in accordance with the Building Regulations a Completion Certificate will be issued.
Ideally you should not start work until the plans submitted have been approved. If you start work before plans are approved this will be at your own risk and you may later have to pay for any alterations that are required in order to meet the Building Regulations.
Please note that the fee for this application type is split between the two steps.
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.
The completed application form
Please ensure that you have completed every section of the application form before submitting. Where sections or questions are not relevant please state this on the form.
Apply using the form below.
Please note: "Apply online" websites are provided by private companies who may charge additional fees for their services. Peterborough City Council offer no technical support for customers using these sites, if you encounter an issue please contact the relevant website service helpdesk. If you opt to download and complete the application form instead it is your responsibility to ensure that the forms, the appropriate supporting documentation and correct fee are sent to Peterborough City Council either by email or post.
For details of our building regulation approval fees please see the fee schedule.