Building Notice Application Guidance Notes
The applicant is the person on whose behalf
the work is being carried out, e.g. the building's owner.
One copy only of this notice should be
completed and submitted.
Where the proposed work includes the erection
of a new building or extension this notice shall be accompanied
with a plan to enable the Council to record the
application on our computerised system.
An Ordnance Survey based plan to a scale of
not less than 1:1250 showing;
- The size and the position of the building and
any proposed extension in relation to the adjacent boundaries.
- The position and use of any other building within those
- The width and position of any street on or within the property
- The provision to be made for the drainage of the building or
The Building Notice procedure is not suitable for use where new
work or underpinning is proposed to be built over or within 3
metres of a sewer shown on records kept by the sewerage
Cavity Wall Insulation
Where the proposed work involves the insertion of insulating
material into the cavity walls of a building this building notice
shall be accompanied by a statement as to the name and type of
insulating material to be used, whether or not the insulating
material is approved by the British
Board of Agreement or conforms to a British Standard
specification, whether or not the installer is a person who
is the subject of a British Standards Institution Certificate of
Registration or has been approved, by the British Board of
Agreement for the insertion of that material.
Hot Water Storage
Where the proposed work involves the provision
of an unvented hot water storage system this building notice shall
be accompanied by a statement as to the name, make, model and type
of hot water storage system to be installed, the name of the body,
if any, which has approved or certified that the system is capable
of performing in a way which satisfies the requirement of Part G of
Schedule I to the Building Regulations 2000, the name of the body,
if any, which has issued any current registered operative identity
card to the installer or proposed installer of the system.
Persons carrying out building work must give
written notice of the commencement of the work at least two days
These notes are for general guidance only;
particulars regarding the submission of Building Notices are
contained in Regulation 13 of the Building Regulations 2010 and in
respect of charges, in the Building (Local Authority Charges)
Persons proposing to carry out building work
or make a material change of use of a building are reminded that
permissions may be required under the Town and Country Planning
Further information and advice concerning the
Building Regulations and planning matters may be obtained from your
The Building Notice shall cease to have effect
from three years after it is given to the local authority unless
the work has been commenced before the expiry of that period.
Click here to download the
Building Notice Application Form.
You may pay for your application on line by following this
link to the
Council's on-line payment service.