Even if you have received planning consent for your building project, you may still need building regulation consent before you can start work. The Planning Portal website lists all the supporting documents, known as 'approved documents'. You might also find the LABC website useful.
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How much does a building regulation application cost?
What type of application do I need to make?
There are two types:
Building notice application
This is for domestic work. You do not have to submit working drawings, but we can still ask for further information to clarify complex parts of the works. To apply, you need to , submit a site plan and pay the fee.
Full plan application
This is for domestic and commercial work. To apply, you must , submit a copy of plans or drawings and pay the fee. You pay the fee in two instalments - one when you apply and the other when the work begins.
Can I get retrospective approval?
What should I do if I want to carry out demolition work?
What are the payment options?
You can make a payment using the following methods:
- Online via Great Yarmouth Borough Council's payment portal (select 'Building Control' followed by the relevant option under 'Other Payments')
- Post a cheque to the Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF
- In person at the Town Hall by cheque or card
- By phone on 01493 846266
What should I do if I see a dangerous structure?
A building must pose a genuine threat of harm for us to take action - unstable walls or roof tiles being blown off in high wind, for instance. Please contact us if you see a building which you think might be dangerous.
We will inspect a building as soon as possible and if it poses a significant risk, we will employ contractors to make it safe straight away. If there is no immediate danger, we will try to contact the owner and make sure they remove the danger. If they fail to comply, we can apply for a court order allowing us to do it instead.
We will attempt to recover any costs from the building owner.