Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Applications and charges

Full plans application

A Full Plans application may be submitted for any building work but must be submitted for large buildings, schools, shops, offices, railway premises, factories and hotels. Unless you have a thorough knowledge of the regulations and building construction in general, it's advisable to seek professional assistance.

A full plans application is broken into a plan assessment stage and a site inspection stage.

Plan assessment

  1. Complete the full plans application form and submit detailed plans or drawings before work commences.
  2. A plan checking officer will then check your plans or drawings to make sure that they comply with the building regulations.
  3. We may need to write to you to ensure compliance, before issuing an approval notice.

Site inspection

  1. A building control officer visits the building works site at regular intervals to make sure that the work in progress conforms with the building regulations.
  2. It is important to note that your building works must reflect the plans that have been approved by your plan checking officer in the plan assessment stage.
  3. After work has started and a first inspection has been undertaken you will be invoiced for the building control inspection charge.
  4. Once your plans and the final inspection prove that you have complied with the building regulations, Southwark building control will issue you a completion certificate.

Apply on the Planning Portal

Page last updated: 21 December 2022


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