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Building Control

Apply for Building Regulations approval and inspections.

Building Control

Most building projects need to comply with building regulations. Types of projects include:

  • internal alterations
  • extensions
  • new builds

Building Control makes sure that:

  • Buildings are dry, safe, warm and energy efficient
  • People can access all facilities in a building
  • People can easily escape in a fire
  • The health and safety of people in (and around) buildings is considered. 

Building Control is completely separate to planning. It is needed for individual homes and commercial projects. 

Most types of work need Building Regulations approval and Planning Permission. You need to apply separately for each.

Apply for Building Regulations approval

We deliver our Building Control services as part of CNC Building Control. This is a partnership between Fenland District Council, South Norfolk Council, Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.

Visit the CNC Building Control website to apply for Building Regulations approval. Applications can be made online using Submit- a- Plan

Your project will need to be inspected at certain stages. Contact CNC when your project begins to arrange a first visit. The inspector will tell you during this what they next need to see and when.

Visits take place on the next working day if booked before 4pm.

You'll receive a completion certificate when your building work has been completed and signed off as satisfactory. This is an important document you must keep. You will need to show it to buyers if you ever decide to sell your house. 


View the domestic fees and standard charges for commercial, industrial and non-domestic work.

Please make payments and cheques directly to CNC Building Control (rather than Fenland District Council). 

Contact CNC

Please contact CNC for all Building Control enquiries. You can do this by emailing or calling their freephone number on 0808 1685041.

Their offices are based at The Boathouse Business Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 3BH.