Building Control Charges

The Building Regulation charges increased on the 1st October 2010, please see below for the new fee schedule.

This information is for guidance only and does not substitute for:

  • The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010
  • Breckland Building Control Charges Scheme' 2010

The current 'Breckland Building Control Charges Scheme' is available for inspection at:

Breckland Council
Building Control
Elizabeth House
Walpole Loke
NR19 1EE

Information provided was correct with effect from 22nd October 2010.
All quoted prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) - it will be added to invoices as appropriate. Please Note that from Tuesday 4th January 2011 the VAT rate on Building Regulations is 20%.

The charges set out in this leaflet may be subject to change and you should therefore contact Building Control for further information.

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Applicable charges

Full Plans Application

Requires the payment of the Plan Charge at the same time as the application is submitted to the Council. A Full Plans Application is not legally deposited until the payment is received. The applicant will be invoiced for the inspection charge after the first site inspection has been carried out. Agents should ensure that their clients are aware that an inspection charge will be invoiced when building work starts on site, and how much that charge will be.

Building Notice Charge

Payable when a Building Notice is given to the Council. A building notice is not considered valid until payment is made. A Building Notice Charge is often the same as the Applicable Plan Charge plus the Inspection Charge but in some cases it is higher.

Regularisation Charge

Payable where work has been carried out without either a Full Plans or Building Notice Application having been given to the Council. A Regularisation Charge is individually determined.

Works for disabled people

In certain circumstances, where work is solely for the benefit of people with disabilities, charges may not be payable. A "person with disabilities" means a person who is within any of the descriptions of persons to whom Section 29(1) for the National Assistance Act 1948, as extended by virtue of Section 8(2) of the Mental Health Act 1959, applied but disregarding the amendments made by paragraph 11 of Schedule 13 to the Children Act 1989. The words in section 8(2) of the Mental Health Act 1959 which extend the meaning of disabled person in section 29(1) of the National Assistance Act 1948, are prospectively repealed by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, section 66(2), Schedule 10, as from a day to be appointed.

A certificate or letter is required from a health professional to this effect (for example from a doctor or occupational therapist) in support of an application for exemption from charges.
Please contact Building Control for further information about the liability to pay charges on particular projects for people with disabilities.

Scheme discounts

Similar or repetitive discounts to the charges detailed in this leaflet may be available, please contact us for information.

Further information

For further information about Building Regulations charges for the services Building Control provide please contact us.

All quoted prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) - it will be added to invoices as appropriate.

Cheques should be made payable to BRECKLAND COUNCIL

Last updated: 20/08/2018 12:23:15