Building Control application forms and charges

Full Plans Application

When you apply for a full plans application you will need to submit the following:

A notice of approval will be issued once our building control surveyors have reviewed the plans to make sure they comply with the building regulations. Your builder is then required to notify us at various stages of the work and inspections will be carried out by our building control surveyors. Once the work is complete a final inspection will be made and if the work complies with the building regulations a completion certificate will be issued.

Building Notice Application

You can submit a pdf icon Building Notice Application [277kb] for minor structural alterations and small additions to residential properties.

A building notice application form should be accompanied by a scaled plan showing the position and size of any extensions together with all relevant structural calculations and details. You will also need to pay a building notice charge.

You will received confirmation that your notice has been accepted but we will not issue a formal notice of approval.

Your builder needs to notify us at various stages of the work and our building control surveyors will carry out inspections. Once completed your builder should request a final inspection. If this is satisfactory a completion certificate will be issued.

If your planned extension goes over or is near to a public sewer we cannot accept a building notice application as detailed plans are required by Thames Water Utilities. A 'full plans' application will be required in this instance.

Making an Application

Download either a Full Plans Application form or a Building Notice application form and send it with a cheque for the appropriate charge, relevant plans and details to: Building Control, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB or e-mail to building.control@spelthorne.gov.uk.

Building Control Charges

The charge payable for an application is dependent on the type of work being carried out. The correct amount can be calculated by downloading the guidance notes Building Control Charges from 1 April 2016.

Cheques for payment of the applicable fees should be made payable to 'Spelthorne Borough Council'.