Building control forms

Guidance notes for completing application forms

General notes (applicable to all application types)

1.1 The applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being carried out, e.g. the building's owner.

1.2 Persons proposing to carry out building work or make a material change of use of the building are reminded that this application is for Building Regulations only and that permission may be required under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)|External link. (Please phone the Planning Advice Line on 01422 392237 for further guidance.)

1.3 In certain circumstances registered disabled persons may be exempt from paying the charge.

1.4 These notes are for general guidance only; particulars regarding the deposit of plans are contained in Regulations 12, 13 and 14 of the Building Regulations 2010 and, in respect of charges, in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

1.5 Further information and advice concerning the Building Regulations and Planning matters can be obtained from Building Control Services.

1.6 Persons carrying out building work should give written notice of commencement of the work at least two days before starting work on site.

1.7 If your proposal involves the installation of a septic tank, consent for the discharge will be required from the National Rivers Authority, Coverdale House, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, York, YO3 4UZ.

1.8 The Party Wall etc Act 1996|External link requires that you formally consult with your neighbour before carrying out any work on an existing wall shared with another property, or build on the boundary or excavate close to a neighbour's property.

1.9 West Yorkshire Fire Service need to be consulted regarding fire safety matters to all buildings except single dwellings.

1.10 Where the work referred to is not started within three years of the date of deposit, the application will become invalid.

Full Plans

2.1 This notice should be completed and submitted with plans and particulars in duplicate. The plans must include:


2.2 Subject to certain exceptions a Full Plans Submission attracts charges payable by the person by whom or on whose behalf the work is to be carried out. Charges are usually payable in two stages. The first charge must accompany the deposit of plans and the second charge is payable after the first site inspection of work in progress. This second charge is a single payment in respect of each individual building, to cover all site visits and consultations, which may be necessary until the work is satisfactorily completed.

Table A  - details of standard charges for new dwellings.

Table B - details of standard charges for extensions to existing single dwellings.

Table C - details of charges for alterations to a single dwelling or conversion of a building to a dwelling.

Table D - details of some charges in relation to alterations, extensions and new build developments for all other non domestic work.

The appropriate charge is dependent upon the type of work proposed.  All cheques should be made payable to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

It is the agent's duty to inform the applicant of their inspection charge liability.

2.3 Local Authority Building Control|External link (LABC) Services provide:
A Partner Authority Scheme (PAS) for developers etc. who wish to partner with an Authority of their choice that will deal with all their applications throughout the country.

2.4 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 should be deposited.

Building Notices

3.1 One copy of this notice should be completed and submitted.

3.2     Where the proposed work includes the erection of a new building or extension this notice shall be accompanied by a block plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250 showing:

The size and the position of the building, or the building as extended, and its relationship to adjoining boundaries.

  1. The boundaries of the curtilage of the building or the building as extended and the size, position and use of every other building or proposed building within that curtilage.
  2. The provision to be made for the draining of the building or extension.

3.3 The Building Notice charge is calculated in accordance with current charges regulations and is payable at the time of submission. A Guidance Note on Charges is available on request. These notes are for general guidance only, particulars regarding the submission of Building Notices are contained in Regulations 12 and 13 of the Building Regulations 2010 and, in respect of charges, in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

3.4 Where the proposed work involves the insertion of insulating material into the cavity walls of a building this notice shall be accompanied by a statement as to:

  1. The name and type of insulating material to be used.
  2. Whether or not the insulating material is approved by the British Board of Agreement or conforms to British Standard specification.
  3. Whether or not the installer is a person who is the subject of a British Standards Institution Certificate of Registration or has been approved by the British Board of Agreement for the insertion of that material.

3.5 Where the proposed work involves the provision of an unvented hot water storage system, this building notice shall be accompanied by a statement as to:

  1. The name, make, model and type of hot water system to be installed.
  2. The name of the body, if any, which has approved or certified that the system is capable of performing in a way which satisfies the requirements of Part G of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
  3. The name of the body, if any, which has issued any current registered operative identity card to the installer or the proposed installer of the system.

3.6 A Full Plans application is required for any work to a building other than a single dwelling and also where it is proposed to build over a public sewer.

Regularisation Certificates

4.1 Regularisation Certificates cannot be issued for work carried out before 11 November 1985.

4.2 The applicant is requested to submit with this application as far as is reasonably practicable a plan of the unauthorised work.

4.3  The Regularisation application must be accompanied by the appropriate charge, which is dependent upon the type of work and is individually determined but subject to additional levy of 20%. Charge scales are available on request.  All cheques should be made payable to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Note: VAT is not payable on regularisation charges.

 

DATA PROTECTION

Calderdale MBC will ensure that any personal information provided by you on the application form will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Calderdale MBC is the Data Controller of the information you have provided on the application form and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing your personal information in relation to your application. 

The Council must protect the public fund it handles and so may use the information you have provided on the application form to prevent and detect fraud. The Council may also share this information, for the same purposes, with other organisations which handle public funds. The Council will not share your information for any other purpose without your explicit consent. 

For further information about this please contact the Council’s Information Management Co-ordinator on 01422 392298.

Last Updated: 06/11/2013