Is planning permission same as building regulations?
Building Regulations and Town and Country Planning are completely separate. The Town and Country Planning process is designed to regulate the development and use of land. When you make a planning application you are seeking permission to enable you to carry out development.
What does full planning permission include?
This includes full details of access, layout of the site, siting of buildings with full plans and elevations of all buildings. Highway and drainage details are also required. This is always required for applications within a Conservation Area.
What’s the difference between building regulations and building control?
Building regulations are the set of national minimal standards to which buildings must be designed and built. Building control is the function by which inspectors actually check that they have done so.
Do you need plans for building regs?
You can apply for building regulations approval from your local authority building control service by giving a building notice. Plans are not required with this process so it’s quicker and less detailed than the full plans application.
Can you start work without building regs?
It is permissible to begin works before approval has been received, however, if the works are subsequently found not to comply with the building regulations, they may have to be altered or removed.
How long do building regs take?
You can expect a decision within 5 weeks, or 2 months with your consent. You’ll get a completion certificate within 8 weeks of completion of the building work as long as it complies.
What are the 4 types of planning permission?
Types of Permission
There are four types of planning permission only three of which are relevant to the current discourse: permission, outline permission and permission consequent on outline permission. The most common type is permission, sometimes called full permission.
Is it worth getting outline planning permission?
Outline planning permission is often a useful way for developers to save time and money in the planning process. Although it means submitting two applications in the end, outline permission also means you can find out if there are any issues with your plans before you get too far into the planning.
What happens after outline planning permission is granted?
Once outline permission has been granted, you will need to ask for approval of the details (“reserved matters”) before work can start. These details will be the subject of a “reserved matters” application at a later stage. You can make an application for reserved matters online via the Planning Portal.
How long should a building be without planning?
The ‘4 Year Rule‘ allows you to make a formal application for a certificate to determine whether your unauthorised use or development can become lawful through the passage of time — rather than compliance with space standards — and can continue without the need for planning permission.
What Building Regulations cover?
They cover all aspects of construction, including foundations, damp proofing, the overall stability of the building, insulation, ventilation, heating, fire protection and means of escape in case of fire. They also ensure that adequate facilities for people with disabilities are provided in certain types of building.
What are the requirements of Building Regulations?
- 2.1 Part A: Structure.
- 2.2 Part B: Fire safety.
- 2.3 Part C: Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.
- 2.4 Part D: Toxic substances.
- 2.5 Part E: Resistance to the passage of sound.
- 2.6 Part F: Ventilation.
- 2.7 Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency.