If your plans do not get building regulation approval
If your plans are not approved you can:
- Resubmit your full plans application with amendments to ensure they comply with regulations - a simple resubmission will not attract a new charge
- Appeal - ask us to relax a particular requirement of the regulations if it is not appropriate or too onerous in a particular case, if we refuse this you can appeal to the Secretary of State
- Refer the matter to the Secretary of State for decision (known as determination) if you think your plans comply and that the decision to reject is not justified – this is usually only before work has started, but must be within one month of the refusal
You will only need to seek a determination where you believe the proposals in your full plans application comply with the regulations but we disagree. You may apply for a determination either before or after we have rejected your full plans application. Generally, applications relating to work that is nearly completed cannot be accepted.
A fee is payable for the Secretary of State to make a decision (determination). The fee is half the price of the Plan Fee (excluding VAT) subject to a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £1000.
The Secretary of State will ask us for comments on your application or appeal which will be sent to you. You will then have a further opportunity to comment before a decision is issued by the Secretary of State.