Plans, drawings and material submitted to the council are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
You may only use material that is downloaded and/or printed for the following
You must not use this material for other purposes or make further copies without the prior permission of the copyright owner (architect, designer, applicant, ordnance survey etc.). You indemnify the Council of any claims made in relation to your use of this information including, but not limited to, copyright and or as a result of it being accessed, downloaded or viewed.
We receive on average 10 house/building searches daily, and in order to turn around these enquiries as quickly as possible we advise:
For further information the codes below are self-explanatory.
For these types of applications the Local Authority holds no paperwork. The Local Authority Building Control department does not investigate any aspect of these application, for our own records we are purely notified of the works being carried out. Therefore we cannot provide any documentation regarding these applications and you may wish to contact the company who carried out the installation or works directly.
These are critical dates for when certain Building Regulation requirements came into force:
Part P introduced - with effect 1 January 2005
Introduced requirement to submit Full Plans when Building Over or within 3m of a sewer – with effect 1 April 2002
Prior to 1 April 2002, Building Regulations submissions were not routinely assessed against the ‘Sewer map’ as provided by the Water Authority. The only procedure available was a ‘Map of Sewers’ which did not show S.24 sewers as they had not been mapped by the Water Authority at that time and presented to the Local Authority in a form which could be readily used. Consequently, unless shown on the official sewer map held at that time, a Building Regulation submission would not be shown to contain information relating to public sewers and an agreement with the Water Authority for building over or in proximity would not have been entered into by the applicant.
Subject to control but exempted from it if part of FENSA scheme – with effect from 1 April 2002
Updated: 27 September 2019