Full Plans

Guidance notes

This form is to be filled in by the person who intends to carry out the building work or his or her agent/builder.

Who is the applicant?

The applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being done, for example the building's owner.

Information we need

You should complete one copy of this notice and submit it with plans and particulars in duplicate, in accordance with Building Regulation 14. Subject to certain exceptions, if part B (Fire Safety) imposes a requirement in relation to proposed building work, you should send one further copy of plans which show compliance with the requirement.

Charges

Payment made by cheque should be made payable to the local authority where the proposed work address is located (Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council or Wychavon District Council).

Subject to certain exceptions, a Full Plans Submission attracts charges payable by the applicant or agent.

The charge depends on the type of work proposed. Charges and methods of calculation are set out in the Guidance Note on charges, available on request.

TABLE A - Standard Charges for the creation of, or conversion to new housing

TABLE B - Domestic Extensions and Conversions to a single building

TABLE C - All Other works and Alterations

If the electrical work is not carried out by an electrician who is a member of an approved competent person scheme, Building Control will arrange inspection of the work by a consultant. This option will attract an “additional charge” over and above the normal application charge.

The law on charges and deposit of plans

These notes are for general guidance only. For full details, see Regulations 12 and 13 of the Building Regulations 2010. The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 and the South Worcestershire Building Control Partnership Scheme of Charges.

Table A - Standard charges for the creation of, or Conversion to, new housing

Number of Properties
Application Charge (inc VAT)
*Additional Charge (inc VAT)
1
716.00
190.00 / 348.00
2
985.00
Quote required
3
1253.00
Quote required
4
1522.00
Quote required
5
1702.00
Quote required

When using similar house types we can reduce our charges, for details of this reduction or for charges for more than 5 dwellings please telephone: 01684 862223 (option 2).

If the internal floor area measurement of a dwelling is more than 300m2 then please contact 01684 862223 (option 2).

* The standard charges make allowance for the charging of an "additional charge". This charge is payable at the time of an application where the person undertaking a notifiable electrical installation or notifiable electrical alteration works, is not a person registered with an electrical Self Certification Scheme prescribed in the Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2010.

Table B - Domestic Extensions and Conversions to a single building

Type of work
Application Charge (inc VAT)
*Additional Charge (inc VAT)
Extension where the total floor area does not exceed 10 square metres
377.00
190.00 / 348.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 11 square metres but does not exceed 40 square metres
563.00
190.00 / 348.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 41 square metres but does not exceed 60 square metres
659.00
190.00 / 348.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 61 square metres but does not exceed 200 square metres
866.00
190.00 / 348.00
Loft conversions
517.00
190.00 / 348.00
Erection of extension of a non-exempt single storey carport or garage not exceeding 100 square metres
377.00
190.00 / 348.00
Conversion of a Garage to a dwelliing or habitable rooms(s)
377.00
190.00 / 348.00

* The standard charges make allowance for the charging of an "additional charge". This charge is payable at the time of an application where the person undertaking a notifiable electrical installation or notifiable electrical alteration works, is not a person registered with an electrical Self Certification Scheme prescribed in the Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2010.

Table C - All Other Work and Alterations

Estimated Cost of work
Application Charge (inc VAT)
*Additional Charge (inc VAT)
Estimated cost less than 5,000.00
246.00
190.00 / 348.00
Estimated cost between 5,001.00 and 15,000.00
358.00
190.00 / 348.00
Estimated cost between 15,001.00 and 25,000.00
492.00
190.00 / 348.00
Estimated cost between 25,001.00 and 35,000.00
582.00
190.00 / 348.00
Estimated cost between 35,001.00 and 50,000.00
760.00
190.00 / 348.00

* The standard charges make allowance for the charging of an "additional charge". This charge is payable at the time of an application where the person undertaking a notifiable electrical installation or notifiable electrical alteration works, is not a person registered with an electrical Self Certification Scheme prescribed in the Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2010.

For office or shop fit outs, installation of a mezzanine floor and all other work where the estimated cost exceeds £50,000 please contact South Worcestershire Building Control on 01684 862223 for a competitive quote.

Drains and sewers.

If you propose to erect the building or extension over a sewer or drain shown on the map of public sewers, you need to show what safety measures you will take. We will need to consult Severn Trent Water Ltd in these circumstances and a full plans submission must be made.

Subject to certain parts of the Public Health Act 1936, owners and occupiers of premises are entitled to have their private foul and surface water drains and sewers connected to the public sewers, where available. Special arrangements apply to trade effluent discharge. If you wish to make such connections, you must give Severn Trent Water Ltd at least 21 days notice.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all premises that are "workplaces" and imposes a duty on the responsible person to comply with its requirements.

Workplace includes any premises or parts of premises, not being domestic premises, used for the purposes of an employer’s undertaking and which are made available to an employee as place of work. Further information is available from www.communities.gov.uk/fire.

Conditions attached to Plans and any other comments to follow separately

Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 say that plans may be passed subject to conditions. The conditions may specify modifications to the deposited plans or that further plans must be deposited, or both.

Town and Country Planning Acts

If you wish to do building work or make a material change of use of a building, you are reminded that you may need permission under the Town and Country Planning Acts. You can check whether an application is needed by speaking to one of our planning officers.

More information

For further information and advice about the Building Regulations please contact 01684 862223 (option 2) or email mail@southworcestershirebuildingcontrol.gov.uk.

Completion certificates

As long as we have been notified of the required inspection stages and provided that the completed work complies with the Building Regulations, we will issue a Completion Certificate.