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Under the above regulations, the Council is required to publicise certain decisions it makes where they have been delegated to an officer either:-

  1. Under specific authorisation
  2. Under a general authorisation to officers to make such decisions

and the effect of the decision is to:

  1. Grant a permission or licence
  2. Affect the rights of an individual
  3. Award a contract or incur expenditure which, in either case, materially affects
    that relevant local government body’s financial position.

Building Regulation applications determined by the local authority are either:-

  1. Full Plans – Applications will be  Approved, Conditionally Approved, or Rejected
  2. Building Notice – Applications will Accepted
  3. Regularisation – Applications will be 'Regularised' when sufficient evidence demonstrating compliance is provided.

Each application will be checked by a Building Control Officer for compliance with the Building Regulations relevant at the time of submission or when the work took place (Regularisation). Applications will commonly be checked against the standards set out by the Government in the relevant Approved Documents, manufacturers trade literature, independent test certificates, or alternative guidance documents such as British and European Union standards.

Where an application consists of structures that require a structural design to justify the construction, the Council may choose to send these away to be checked by a structural engineer for compliance with Part A of the Building Regulations.

Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to buildings, the Council will consult with Leicestershire Fire & Rescue , and have regard to their comments where applicable to Building Regulations.

Where a new building or extension is within 3m of a sewer shown on Severn Trent Water Limited's map of public sewers, the Council will consult with the water company, and have regard to their comments where they are applicable to Building Regulations.

The Building Control Officer will consult with the Councils Contaminated Land Officer on a case by case basis, in order to determine compliance with Part C1 of the Building Regulations (Site preparation and resistance to contaminants)

When an application has been checked and the applicant or agent given time to provide any additional or amended  information (subject to statutory time limits), the Team Manager, David Darlington will issue the appropriate decision.

Where appropriate, the Council may choose to relax a requirement of Building Regulations. This will be done on a case by case basis. Typically, but not exclusively,  this will apply to Listed Buildings where achieving full compliance could be harmful to the character,  or structure of the Listed building. In cases relating to Listed Buildings the advice of the Councils Conservation Officer will be sought.

Please note that in issuing a decision, the Council, for the purposes of Building Regulations only, is not “granting permission or licence”, merely stating that in their opinion the proposed work complies with the relevant legislation, or not, as the case may be.

To view Building Regulation decisions please use Building Control ‘public access’.

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