What is the difference between Planning and Building Regulations?


Planning control ensures that proposals are appropriate in terms of land use and design. The Building Regulations ensure minimum standards of design and building work to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings, energy conservation and access and facilities for disabled people. Many proposals require both Building Regulations consent and Planning Permission.

It is wise to consult both Building Control and the Development Control before undertaking any work.

This advice relates solely to Building Control Opens in a new window matters and you should consult the planning pages of the website or the planning portal Opens in a new window website for advice on planning matters.