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Building Regulations Application Form

Full Plans – Domestic Work

Save, print and post the completed application form along with 2 copies of existing and proposed plans, specifications, structural calculations to Building Control, Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP.

1. Notice of intention to

Please tick the appropriate box or boxes.

▢  Erect a dwelling or dwellings
▢  Make structural alterations to a dwelling or dwellings
▢  Provide or alter services or fittings in connection with a dwelling or dwellings
▢  Make a material change of use to form a dwelling or dwellings

2. Applicant

First name(s): _________________________________________________ Surname: ___________________________________________________

Address and postcode:  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

3. Agent

(if different from applicant)

First name(s): _________________________________________________ Surname: ___________________________________________________

Company name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address and postcode: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

4. Builder

(include details if known and if different from applicant or agent):

Company name:  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address and postcode:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________

5. Property or site address

Location address and postcode:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Is the property used as a House for Multiple Occupation (HMO)?

▢ Yes          ▢ No

6. Description of work

(You must provide a clear detailed description of the work. Please attach additional sheets if required)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. Complete this section if constructing a new dwelling or housing development

Are you submitting valid Type Approval Certificates for any new dwelling with your application? 

▢ Yes          ▢ No 

Is the site:

▢ Greenfield (never previously developed)?          ▢ Brownfield (previously developed)?          ▢ Don’t know

Note: If you are proposing to connect the drainage system of two or more properties to a public sewer, you must obtain written approval to connect before any connections are made.  This approval must be based on mandatory sewer adoption agreement (Article 161) issued and authorised by Northern Ireland Water, under the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (as amended by the Water and Sewerage Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2016).  See www.niwater.com/sewers.aspx for further advice.

8. Fees

Please refer to our fees sheet for set fees applicable to your project, check our website www.belfastcity.gov.uk/buildingcontrolfees, use the fee calculator on www.buildingcontrol-ni.com/fees or contact us to work out your fee for you)

1. New Dwellings (under 250m2 floor area):

(a) New dwelling(s), housing and flats

No. of Units   Floor area    
No. of Storeys            No. of House Types         
Plan fee for new dwelling(s) £________

(b) New dwelling(s), housing, flats and maisonettes with a ‘Type Approval Certificate’ valid for use in Belfast (Enclose copy of any Type Approval Certificate with your application)

No. of Units   Floor area    
No. of Storeys            No. of House Types         
Plan fee for new dwelling(s) £________

2. Set fees for works to existing dwellings:

(a) Extension(s) under 60m2 floor area, roofspace conversions and so on

Type of work

                                            

 Floor area           
Plan fee for new extension(s) £________

3. Other work (for which the fee is based on the estimated cost) – including extensions over 60m2 and new dwellings over 250m2 floor area

Estimate of cost £________
Plan Fee for other work(s): £________

Total plan fee: £ _____________________

Cheques must be made payable to Belfast City Council.  You can also pay at our office by card or cash, or over the phone by card.

Estimates: For estimated construction costs of £10,000 or more we need a written breakdown of the costs, for example from a quantity surveyor, architect or builder. (This is so we can check the accuracy of the fee we charge).

Are you claiming a disabled fee exemption?

(work for the sole benefit of a person with a physical disability may be exempt from fees – we will need written evidence such as a letter from an Occupational Therapist or a GP explaining the need for the proposed work based on disability)

▢ Yes          ▢ No

Declaration:

I am making this application under the Building Regulations (NI) 2012 (as amended). 

I understand that an inspection fee may be payable following the first inspection.

Signature: ______________________________________________ Print name: ______________________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________

Please tick as appropriate

▢ Applicant          ▢ Agent

Note: It is an offence under Article 21 1(A) of the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (as amended) to knowingly or recklessly submit false or misleading information for the purpose of securing Building Regulations approval.

Privacy notice - how we will use information about you

Belfast City Council is the Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the personal data it gathers for the purposes of processing building control applications and enforcing the building regulations. 

You are providing your personal data to the Council whose lawful basis for processing is for compliance with a legal obligation under the following legislations: the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (as amended) and the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977.

The personal data may be shared internally within the Council with staff who are involved in providing this service and where necessary, between internal departments with the purpose of supporting an effective delivery of service. It may also be shared with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) for the purposes of consulting with them about building control applications and with the Land and Property Agency (LPS) to provide property survey information for valuation purposes.

Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any other organisation without your consent, unless the law permits or places an obligation on the Council to do so.

The personal data is held and stored by the Council in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with Data Protection legislation and in line with the Council’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.

If you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact building control’s policy and legal officer at buildingcontrol@belfastcity.gov.uk or phone 028 9027 0650.  If you wish to contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer, please write to Belfast City Council, City Hall Belfast, BT1 5GS or send an email to records@belfastcity.gov.uk 

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