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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Essex move to Covid Tier 2 High: Message from Leader of the Council

Building Control

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The Building Control Surveyors are committed to provide a responsive, efficient and friendly service, which represents value for money. They check that building work in the Borough complies with the legislation set out in the Building Act and the Building Regulations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people within Castle Point. Details of the services provided by the Building Control Service are shown below.

Services provided:-

  • Building Regulations – plan examination and site inspections
  • Dangerous structures and demolitions
  • We encourage discussion prior to making a Building Regulation applications

Building Regulations

Most building work requires consent under the provisions contained within the Building Regulations. Guidance on how to complying with the provisions can be found in the Approved Documents that support the Building Regulations.  Link to the Approved Documents The Building Control Surveyors check plans and carry out site inspections to ensure that work complies with the requirements of the legislation. A charge is payable for the checking of plans and site inspections as it is the Governments intention that the service is self financing.

 

Site Inspections

SITE VISITS MUST BE BOOKED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, THE ADDRESS AND BUILDING  REGULATION REFERENCE NUMBER MUST BE PROVIDED.

SITE INSPECTIONS CAN BE REQUESTED BY  TELEPHONE :  01268 882200, CHOOSE OPTION 4 OR BY EMAIL :    buildingcontrol@castlepoint.gov.uk   

SITE INSPECTIONS CAN ALSO BE BOOKED VIA THE LABC APPLICATION  https://www.labc.co.uk/homeowners/book-site-inspection

Please see list for the site inspections required.pdf [pdf] 73KB

 

Dangerous structures

Any report of a dangerous structure will be inspected the same/next working day. All immediately dangerous structures will be either made safe or suitably fenced off as soon as possible.

Demolitions

Any notice of intention to demolish a building will be processed within 5 working days. A notice will always be issued to the applicant listing all necessary conditions. Site inspection and monitoring may be carried out if necessary.

Please see below guidance notes :

Demolition guidance notes.pdf [pdf] 44KB

please see below demolition notice form :

Demolition notice form.pdf [pdf] 36KB

 

Please click the link below for a list of  monthly Building Control decisions 

http://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/building-control-decision

 

Please do not send applications via SUBMIT-A- PLAN,

 

Useful Contacts

The Council are members of Local Authority Building Control (LABC)  click   https://www.labc.co.uk/     www.labcwarranty.co.uk  to view their website.

Guidance on methods of complying with the requirements of the Building Regulations is available on the Planning Portal website.

For advice and guidance on electrical work please follow this link Electrical Work