Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Changes to Planning and Building Control due to coronavirus

There are changes to the way we deliver planning enforcement, land charges, duty planner meetings, applications, pre-application advice and building control. Please take the time to read the changes before contacting us. View the full list of changes to the service

Approved documents to help you comply with regulations

A series of approved documents provide practical guidance on ways to comply with the requirements of the building regulations. 

Each approved document contains:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with each of the requirements
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations

The approved documents are available to view on the Planning Portal (Building Regulations) website.

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