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Building Control will ensure that buildings are safe, healthy, inclusive and efficient and meet the standards set by the Building Regulations.

Building Regulations – temporary arrangements as a result of COVID-19

As a result of the Government’s announcement of measures to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, it has been necessary to review our current inspection arrangements for works under construction.

Inspection regime

You will have received your project specific inspection regime which indicates the inspection stages that you should notify us of during construction. Please ensure that you notify us at commencement and when all other inspection stages have been reached. Please get in contact on 01908 252721, if you need a further copy of this or more information.

Please continue to notify us of each inspection stage by sending an email to  Please include a phone number in the email so that we can make contact with you about the visit.

You will be asked whether anyone at the site has been advised to self-isolate or has recently returned from overseas travel to an affected area. We will decide on a case by case basis whether a site inspection is essential and we will contact you if we are unable to attend. Please see our website for more details about the service changes the Council has made regarding COVID-19. 

Visitors to the Civic Offices

We will not be providing face to face contact with customers. If you are delivering a building regulations application, please mark it for the attention of the building control team and leave it with the reception desk. If you have a query, call 01908 252721 or send an email to

These temporary arrangements will remain in place until such time that the Government advises us that normal business arrangements can resume.

We thank you for your understanding in this period of rapidly changing circumstances.