Which application method should I use?
What Can I Do if my Plans are Rejected?
(i) resubmit your full plans application with amendments to ensure they comply with Building Regulations, a straightforward resubmission will not attract a new plan charge; or
(ii) if you think your plans comply and that the decision to reject is therefore not justified, you can refer the matter to the Secretary of State for their determination, but usually only before the work has started or
(iii) if you think that a particular requirement of the Regulations is not appropriate or too onerous in a particular case, it would be open to you to ask the Local Authority to relax or dispense with it. If the Local Authority refuse your application you could then appeal to the Secretary of State within one month of the refusal.
A fee is payable for determinations but not for appeals. The fee is half the Plan Fee, excluding VAT, subject to a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £1000. The Secretary of State will then seek comments from the Local Authority on your application or appeal which will be copied to you. You will then have a further opportunity to comment before a decision is issued by the Secretary of State.
Pages in this section
- You Must Do One of the Following:
- What are the differences between (i) a Full Plans application and (ii) the Building Notice procedure? What might influence my choice?
- Do I have to pay anything for the services of the Local Authority?
- What will the Local Authority Inspector Do?
- When Can I Start Work?
- What Can I Do if my Plans are Rejected?
- What happens if I wish to seek a determination but the work in question has started?
- Make a Building Control Application
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