Planning and building regulations and applications

Building regulations and planning permissions
– Find buiding and planning guidance
– Submitting or appealing a planning permission
– Technical guidance, approved documents
– Legislation
– More information

Find buiding and planning guidance by project

Please find Please find below links to guidance on building and planning permission.

Do I need permission? Here you will find all information on all possible aspects of building permission
The interactive house’ You click on the different parts of this interactive house to find guidance on many common householder projects, including home microgeneration
The interactive terrace houses You click on the different parts of these interactive terrace houses to find guidance relating to flats, shops & basements as well as many common householder projects.

Submitting or appealing a planning permission

These are all links to relevant information in the planning application procedure. If you require more information visit the Planning portal

Find your local planning authority Fill in you postcode to find your planning authority.
Video tutorials on ‘How do I fill in a planning permission application?’ A walk through online video guide how to fill in a planning application Summit your building control application online free of charge to any local authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
How to a appeal Information on how and who to appeal to when your planning proposal is rejected.
Guidance on how to make an appeal PDF document with guidance on how to appeal
The planning inspectorate provides appeal forms and informations

Technical guidance

The Planning Portal is a good source for many of the planning and building regulations in force in the UK. You can find all the guidance booklets published as approved document to the different sections of the building requirements. If you seek a specific approved document, below you find a direct link to it.

For more information however, visit the ‘Planning Portal’.

Part A Approved Document A – Structure (2004 Edition)
Part B Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 Edition)
  Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellinghouses
(2006 Edition)
  Approved Document B (Fire safety) 2006 – Vol 2 ERRATUM
Part C Approved Document C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture
(2004 edition)
Part D Approved Document D – Toxic substances (1992 edition)
Part E Approved Document E – Resistance to the passage of sound (2003 edition)
Part F Approved Document F – Ventilation (2006 edition)
  Approved Document F – Amendment to the 2006 Edition
Part G Approved document G – Hygiene (1992 edition)
Part H Approved document H – drainage and waste disposal (2002 edition)
Part J Approved document J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (2002 edition)
Part K Approved document K – Protection from falling collision and impact (1998 edition)
Part L – Dwellings Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power (New dwellings) (2006 edition)
  Editable version of ADL1A checklist
  Approved Document L1B: Conservation of fuel and power (Existing dwellings) (2006 edition)
Part L – Buildings other than dwellings Approved Document L2A: Conservation of fuel and power (New buildings other than dwellings) (2006 edition)
  Editable version of ADL2A checklist
  Approved Document L2B: Conservation of fuel and power (Existing buildings other than dwellings) (2006 edition)
Part M Approved document M – Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 edition)
Part N Approved document N – Glazing (1998 edition)
Part P Approved document P – Electrical safety – Dwellings (2006 edition)
Regulation 7 Approved Document to support Regulation 7 – Material and workmanship (1992 edition)


Below are the most relevant legislations that apply to buildings and building work. For more informations visit the ‘Office of Public Sector Information‘ and use the search tool to find specific information on building alterations, fire regulations, etc.

SI 2000/2531 The Building Regulations 2000
SI 2007/991 The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007
SI 2006/3318 The Building and Approved Inspectors (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2006
SI 2006/652 The Building and Approved Inspectors (Amendment) Regulations 2006
SI2004/3210) The Building (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2004
SI2004/1808 The Building (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004
uksi_20082362 Town and country planning 2008
2006 No. 1063 The Planning (Applications for Planning Permission, Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006

More information

Please follow the links below to obtain more information regarding planning permissions and building regulations

The Planning Portal the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales
Communities and Local Government home page
Communities and Local Government planning, building and the environment
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) a national organisations representing local authority building control departments provides you with information on all aspects of planning and building control, including building regulations, listings of Council Planning Offices
and local relevant services and suppliers.
the Online Directory of Planning Consultants lists approximately 500 consultancies providing expertise in every field of planning which a client may be seeking.
Planning Aid is a network of planning volunteers providing free and independent advice to community groups and individuals who are unable to afford a consultant.

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