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What's new in building control

Recent changes to planning legislation

Recent changes in planning legislation means that there are many situations where previous commercial buildings might now be developed into residential use without the need for Planning Permission, however it is still necessary to obtain building regulations approval for these works and an applications should be submitted.

If you are in any doubt, please contact the building control team on 01234 718081 or buildingcontrol@bedford.gov.uk.

Building control charges

Following our annual review on charges I would like to announce that from the 1st January 2019 a new scheme of charges will apply to all  Building Control applications.

To reduce unwanted information and simplify the guidance, the guidance sheet has been split into one for domestic works and one for non domestic works.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) news

The LABC publish various news and blog stories with information on the world of Building Control. Here you will be able to read about important changes, industry best practice and insightful interviews from leading figures.