Building Control

Communication on Planning and Building Control Service at Breckland Council

During the current issues around Covid-19 the Planning and Building Control Service will be having to adapt the service it can provide.

Planning Applications:

We are no longer able at present to accept paper copies of planning applications. Planning applications can be submitted via the Planning Portal at: or by email to

We will proceed with the validation of Planning Applications but will not be able to process them within the statutory time periods as neighbour consultation is limited and officers are not able at present to go on site.

We will work with applicants/agents to agree a determination period once the situation becomes clearer.

We will seek to determine current applications as soon as practicable subject to the limitations on site visits and consultation responses. Officers will work with applicants/agents to agree extensions of time when necessary.

Building Regulations:

All Building Regulation applications, including Building Notices, can only be accepted electronically via Submitaplan at: or by email at

We will be offering a reduced service at this time as site visits will not take place unless they can be done remotely via a video link. Please speak to your building control officer to discuss this.

We thank you for your patience at this time.


General information about building control and the services we provide.

Types of application

Information about the different types of applications and how to submit them.

Building Control Charges

Information about the charges for building regulation applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Handy Q & A to assist you with building control issues

Drainage - Anglian Water Maps

Information about Anglian Water drainage systems.


A person intending to demolish a building or part of a building to which Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 applies must give notice to the Local Authority of that intention

Partnering applications

Information about partner applications with other districts.

Unauthorised building works

Pursuit and resolution of unauthorised building works

Assessment Procedures

Standard Assessment Procedures and Energy Performance Calculations

Access Audits

The completion of an Access Audit by a suitably qualified person will assist service providers to meet their obligations under the Act.

Dangerous Structures

Information about reporting and rectifying dangerous structures.

Fire Risk Assessments

A responsible person must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This section identifies what needs doing to prevent fire and keep people safe.


Details of how to book a building control inspection.

Last updated: 12/05/2020 16:01:59