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Types of application

Full Plans applications

This type of application is required for all non domestic or commercial work. If you are carrying out work to a domestic property, you can either submit a Full Plans or Building Notice application, depending on which is more suitable for you; please read on to see more information to help identify which type of application would be the best option.

Drawings, details and other supporting information are submitted for checking and a formal decision notice is given. The advantage of using this method is that the plans can be examined and approved before work starts and the builder can follow the approved drawings in the knowledge that the work complies with the regulations. Work such as an extension or a new dwelling are generally submitted under a Full Plans application, along with architectural plans.

Most applications are checked within 15 working days of deposit meaning even where work has started, problems can be identified before work reaches an advanced stage. Approved plans may be used for up to three years after deposit even if regulations change. When making an application using this method, the plan and inspection fee is payable when the application is submitted. 


Submit online: Somerset Building Control Partnership - Submit an application (sedgemoor.gov.uk)

► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: Icon for pdf Somerset Building Control Partnership Application Form [176.3KB]


Building Notice applications

This is a less detailed form of application where minimal information is initially required and no formal decision is given. It can mean there is no delay while detailed plans are produced and there is no cost involved in the preparation of detailed plans.

The process of achieving compliance is much more heavily weighted towards the work in progress. This form of application is primarily intended for smaller domestic projects where detailed plans are not felt appropriate. Please note this type of application cannot be used for non-domestic buildings. Should you decide to use this route then the full fee is paid when you submit the building notice (this is the combined plan fee and inspection fee).


Submit online: Somerset Building Control Partnership - Submit an application (sedgemoor.gov.uk)

► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: Icon for pdf Somerset Building Control Partnership Application Form [176.3KB]


Regularisation applications - for work(s) already carried out or started only

This type of application is for works previously carried out prior to submitting a Building Regulations Application. Regularisation Applications can be made where work was carried out after 11 November 1985 without plans being deposited or a Building Notice given. The local authority can ask for parts of the work to be opened up for inspection, or require further work to be done. It may not always be possible to establish compliance with Building Regulations, but where it is possible a Regularisation Certificate will be issued.


Submit online: Somerset Building Control Partnership - Submit an application (sedgemoor.gov.uk)

► If you would prefer a paper form, a PDF version is available here: Icon for pdf Somerset Building Control Partnership Regularisation Application Form [175.87KB]


Full Plans Reversion applications

This type of application is used for non-residential applications registered previously under an Approved Inspector which they are no longer able to service. The local authority can ask for parts of the work to be opened up for inspection, or require further work to be done.


Submit online: Somerset Building Control Partnership - Submit an application (sedgemoor.gov.uk)

Icon for pdf Somerset Building Control Partnership Reversion Application Form [176.24KB]


Building Notice Reversion applications

This type of application is used for residential applications registered previously under an Approved Inspector which they are no longer able to service. The local authority can ask for parts of the work to be opened up for inspection, or require further work to be done.


Submit online: Somerset Building Control Partnership - Submit an application (sedgemoor.gov.uk)

Icon for pdf Form 7 Approved Inspector Cancellation [102.26KB]


Applications database

The SBCP Building Regulations applications for Sedgemoor and Somerset West & Taunton date back to a period of 15 years (starting from the date of submission of a valid application). Any Mendip application registered after 01/06/2016 will be held on this portal. However, to view records for Mendip pre-dating 01/06/2016, please use the Mendip 'My Maps' webpage.