Cheltenham Borough Council
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Building control

Building regulations outline a minimum standard of health and safety within the built environment. It is our aim to ensure, within practical limits, that the buildings now being constructed or altered are in compliance with the regulations and that they provide a safe, healthy, convenient, accessible and efficient environment for all.

Building regulations approval does not mean the same as obtaining planning permission for your work. In the same way, being granted planning permission is not the same as taking action to ensure that the work complies with building regulations. If you are having construction work carried out you will have health and safety responsibilities to consider and may need to notify us before starting work.

Contact building control.

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Extending your home

The Cheltenham and Tewkesbury building control guide to extending your home


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About building control

Why are building regulations required? Find information on the differences between planning permission and building regulations approval

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About the LABC

The LABC promote the design and construction of safe, accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with building regulations


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When do I need building regulations approval?

Information on building works that require, or are exempt from, building regulations approval

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What's new to building control regulations?

Find information on all the new updates to building control regulations


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Submit or view your building regulation application

Submit and track progress of your building regulation application online using PublicAccess. Please note that building control records covering the Tewkesbury Borough Council area are not currently available

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Application forms and fees

Download a full plans or building notice application form. Find information on fees relating to building regulation applications

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Failure to obtain building regulations approval

Find out what happens when the requirement for building regulations approval is over-looked

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Further information under building control

Advice and guidance for building over public sewers. Find out how to deal with dangerous structures and how to obtain a demolition licence. Have your queries on the Party Wall Act answered

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Competent persons

Find information about competent person schemes and works which may be covered under the schemes

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Planning Portal

Further information on building regulations can be found on the Planning Portal


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