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Submit a full plans application

Before you start a project, submit a full plans application to make sure that your plans meet building regulations.

We will check your applications before you start work and advise of any changes that you need to make. We will provide an approval certificate once your proposed plans meet the regulations.

Submit the building regulations full application

You can also request a paper copy of the application form by emailing building.control@stockton.gov.uk.

What happens after you apply

We will make a decision on your application within 5 working weeks of the date that you submit.

Approval for full plans applications is valid for 3 years from the date that your application is approved.

Once we have approved your plans, you must keep us informed when you start work and as you progress so that we can check your work complies with the Building Regulations and provide a Completion Certificate.

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Fees

The fee you need to pay will depend on the type of project that you are planning. You can pay your fee online when you apply or in person using cash, cheque or card at the Customer Contact Centre.

You will pay your fee in two parts:

  • a plan examination fee when you submit your application
  • a site inspection fee after we have carried out our first inspection

 

If we need more information

If there are any problems with your application, we may request further information or clarification. This will normally happen within 15 days of you submitting your application.

You should provide the information we need as quickly as possible, but you can request an extension of up to 8 weeks if you need to.

 

If your application is refused

If there are problems with your plans that cannot be resolved even after you provide clarification, we may refuse your application.

 

Creation or a conversion of a new dwelling

The fee you pay depends on how many new dwellings are involved in the project.

The plan examination fee is determined by the number of different dwelling types on site and not the total number of dwellings. The site inspection fee is determined by the total number of dwellings on site.

If there are more than 10 dwellings or if any of the dwellings in your project have a floor area of more than 300m2, we will determine a fee based on your individual project.

If you plan to have any electrical work carried out by a person who is not a Part P approved electrician, you will need to pay an additional charge of £212.

Number of dwellingsSite inspection feePlan examination
1£200£600
2£300£800
3£400£960
4£500£1,100
5£600£1,250
6£640£1,480
7£680£1,710
8£720£1,940
9£760£2,170
10£800£2,400

 

Domestic extensions to a single domestic building

If you plan to have any electrical work carried out by a person who is not a Part P approved electrician , you will need to pay an additional charge of £212.

We may also request an additional fee if your structural calculations have been produced by someone who is not suitably qualified.

Type of extension

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Single-storey extensions with a floor area of 10m2 or less

£202

£270

Single-storey extension with a floor area greater than 10m2

£202

£445

2-storey extension with a floor area not exceeding 30m2

£202

£520

2-storey extention with a floor area exceeding 30m2

£202

£668

Loft conversion

£202

£551

Erection or extension of a non-exempt garage or carport with a floor area of up to 100m2

£202

£202

Alterations to extend or create a basement with a floor area of 100m2 or less

£202

£551

 

Domestic alterations to a single domestic building

Type of alteration

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Underpinning

£202

£233

Renovation of thermal elements to a single dwelling

£117

£127

Internal and external alterations of fittings

Estimated cost less than £700

£64

£128

Estimated cost less than £701 and £5,000

£117

£127

Estimated cost between £5,001 and £25,000

£127

£361

Estimated cost between £25,001 and £50,000

£127

£614

Estimated cost between £50,001 and £100,000

£127

£986

 

Replacing windows and doors

You do not need to pay a fee to replace a window or door if the work is being carried out by someone who is approved by FENSA or CERTASS.

Number of windows or doors

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 2

£22

£50

3 to 10

£64

£148

More than 10

£85

£197

 

Extensions and new building projects in non-domestic properties

Assembly and recreations and other residential (institution and other)

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Less than 10m2

£240

£560

Between 10m2 to 40m2

£280

£650

Between 40m2 to 100m2

£320

£745

Between 100m2 to 200m2

£360

£835

 

Industrial and storage

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Less than 10m2

£220

£340

Between 10m2 to 40m2

£260

£470

Between 40m2 to 100m2

£260

£600

 

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions

If the estimated cost is greater than £100,000 or you plan to carry out non-traditional construction work, the fee you need to pay will depend on the type of work you are carrying out.

Estimated cost of work

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

£0 to £5,000

£132

£198

£5,001 to £10,000

£198

£264

£10,001 to £20,000

£264

£396

£20,001 to £100,000

£528

£792

 

All other types of property

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Less than 10m2

£160

£375

Between 10m2 to 40m2

£200

£465

Between 40m2 to 100m2

£230

£535

Between 100m2 to 200m2

£260

£600

 

Alterations in non-domestic properties

Underpinning

Estimated cost of work

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

£0 to £5,000

£159.60

£372

£5,001 to £10,000

£199.20

£565

£10,001 to £20,000

£219.60

£512.40

 

Window replacement

You do not need to pay a fee to replace a window or door if the work is being carried out by someone who is approved by FENSA or CERTASS.

Number of windows

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 20

£60

£140.40

21 to 50

£90

£210

 

Shop fronts

Number of windows

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 20

£60

£139.20

21 to 50

£90

£210

 

Renovation of a thermal element

Estimated cost of work

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

£0 to £5,000

£139.20

£326.40

£5,001 to £10,000

£199.20

£366.86

£10,001 to £20,000

£219.60

£512.40

 

Other alterations including structural alterations and installation of controlled fittings

Estimated cost of work

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

£0 to £5,000

£69.60

£163.20

£5,001 to £25,000

£120

£279

£25,001 to £50,000

£139.20

£326.40

£50,001 to £100,000

£159.60

£372

£100,001 to £250,000

£180

£420

 

Installation of mezzanine floor

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 100m2

£80.40

£186

100m2 to 500m2

£199.20

£465.50

 

Office fit out

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 100m2

£80.40

£186

100mto 500m2

£148.80

£349.20

500m2 to 1,000m2

£199.20

£465.60

 

Shop fit out

Floor area

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to 100m2

£80.40

£186

100m2 to 500m2

£150

£349.20

500m2 to 1,000m2

£199.20

£465.60

 

Change of use

If the estimated cost is greater than £1,000, the fee you need to pay will depend on the type of work you are carrying out. 

Estimated cost of work

Plan examination fee

Site inspection fee

Up to £1,000

£27.60

£63.60