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*Coronavirus Update*

We are currently undertaking as many inspections as we reasonably can, but please note the following:-

  • Non-essential face to face inspections should be avoided e.g. pre-application advice

  • You will be asked whether anyone on site, or in your home is self-isolating or socially distancing themselves. In these circumstances we will not undertake inspections

  • We will risk assess each inspection request and if we choose not to inspect, we may ask to delay the visit, or accept photographs

  • We expect people on site to respect current social distances rules, and hygiene guidance issued by Public Health England

News and Updates

For the latest Building Control news please go to LABC’s website

What We Do

We are responsible for determining building regulation applications - which includes inspecting projects to make sure the work meets the standards expected.

The District Council is also responsible for enforcing the Building Regulations on those rare occasions projects don’t meet the standards or the law is not followed.

The council keeps a register of work carried out by those who elf certify (Competent Persons), provided of course they notify their registration body or scheme first.

The District Council, or the Secretary of State, are responsible for relaxing Building Regulation requirements on any given project.

The District Council also holds the register of Initial Notices. These are legal notices served on the council by Approved Inspectors.

We also deal with dangerous structures and demolition notices  


LABC LogoThe District Council is a member of LABC, and actively works with surrounding councils to deliver a consistent local authority building control service.

LABC is a member led organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, and is actively involved in raising standards in Building Control.

Service improvement is important to us

If you want to make a complaint, pay us a compliment - or simply want to make a comment about how to improve our service - then please follow the corporate complaints procedure.

Alternatively you can contact customer services direct on 01530 454545, or you can e-mail them at

For information about our equality and diversity policies please go to the 'Equality and Diversity' pages.

We can arrange for any in-house documents to be translated or made available in alternative formats. If you require any aspect of this service translating, please see our information on translation services - or you can telephone the translation team on 01530 454579.

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Last updated: Tue 16 June, 2020 @ 14:42