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Building regulations approval


There are certain buildings and building works that do not need formal approval under the building regulations.

They could be exempt because:

  • They are non-habitable
  • They are considered low risk
  • They are controlled by other legislation
  • It would be unreasonable to exercise any formal control over the construction

For a full list of these exempt buildings, visit the Planning Portal.

Even though your proposals may be exempt from the building regulations you may still need planning permission.

Before proceeding with any work, you advise that you let us know about your proposals so that we can confirm if the work is exempt from building regulations.  

You can then keep this confirmation with the details of your property for future reference.

Thank you. You response is appreciated.

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