Planning, Building Control, Listed Buildings and Conservation Area Consent
Although we are based in Dorset, we provide a full range of Planning and Building Control services to a large number of Domestic and Commercial customers across the UK.
Depending on the property and the work planned, the following permissions may be required:
- Planning Permission
- Building Control approval
- Listed Building Consent
- Conservation Area Consent
- Landlord consent
- Other permissions
There are many diffent types of planning applications available depending on the type or property the work being undertaken. There is a lot of work that can also be done under permitted development or by 'prior approval'.
If you need architectural plans drawn up to help with you project, we can do these for you as well. Please look at our Architectural Design page for further information.
Most elements of construction require compliance with current Building Regulations and an application will need to be submitted for approval. The Regulations change regularly and it is important that you choose a company who keep their training and practices up to date.
There are two types of application:
Full Plans - This type of application requires detailed drawings to be submitted to the local authority along with the relevant fee for the work being undertaken. The plans are checked and an approval notice is issued before work commences.
This process can take up to 8 weeks dependent on the project but in most cases it will be completed before this. A compliance certificate will be issued on completion of the works. The fee to Building Control is often lower, as there less for them check and you are given a certificate of compliance when the works are signed off.
Castlemore Ltd can prepare and obtain the necessary information requested by Building Control - including a cross-section drawing through the proposed construction, thermal calculations, excessive glazing calculations and structural calculations.
Building Notice - This type of application is a simpler procedure, but cannot be used for commercial developments. Basic details and the relevant fee are submitted to Building Control and you can start work within 48 hrs. In this case, the plans are not checked and therefore a compliance certificate is not issued. Instead, work is allowed to commence with regular site inspections made at agreed stages of construction. There is no involvement from us as you can simply submit the application direct to the Buiding Control Inspector.
PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT BUILDING CONTROL INSPECTORS AND DO NOT ISSUE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES.
Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent
If you live or own a property that is either listed or located in a conservation area, you will need additional permission to undertake any work to your property, including simple refurbishment work. Castlemore Ltd can obtain these permissions on your behalf, by submitting details to the relevant authorities, negotiating an agreed solution and obtaining conditional of full approval.
There may be other permissions that you require, which do not come under any of the above categories. For example, if you are building near to, or over, a public sewer, you will need permission from the local Water Authority.
If you wish to apply for a dropped kerb to your driveway, you will need the agreement of the Local Highways Authority.