Building notice applicationLast updated: 22 October 2012 16:01 UK
This should be used for small works, wall removal, and installation of fittings. Home owners should use the Full Plans Application for more complex works where plans have been prepared.
Under this option plans are not required and once notice has been submitted, you have to wait 48 hours before commencing work.
Building Notice cannot be used for extensions built over a critical sewer as shown on Southern Water Sewer Maps .
The main advantages are speed of response on application and your fees are paid at time of submission – no further invoices will be sent.
The main disadvantages are that you or your builder have no approved plan to work to and problems may arise if your builder has a different idea in respect to details and design issues which are relevant to Building Control.
The building control surveyor on their visit will try to anticipate problems, but delays, alterations and remedial works may lead to increased costs.
Fees charged for Building Regulation Approval using a Building Notice are 150% higher than using a Full Plans Application due to extra time and supervision required.
Building Notice cannot be used for premises where people are employed i.e. non domestic where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies.
To Submit a Building notice:
- download the Building Notice Application form
- complete & return the appropriate fee. The fee is equivalent to the combined plan fee and inspection fee which would be payable when making a Full Plans Application.
All new buildings and extensions require an Ordnance Survey block plan of scale 1:1250 showing proposed size position and relationship to its boundaries, together with a drainage plan showing discharges to the existing system.
By cheque, please make cheques payable to Portsmouth City Council and please make separate cheques if applying for planning permission at the same time.