Planning and building control - coronavirus

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General advice and help

Steps to follow to get consent

To get building control consent for your project follow these steps:

  1. Complete and sign the applicable application form.
  2. Provide a copy of an ordnance survey map, outlining the property where the works are to be carried out.
  3. Provide two copies of the plan showing the existing layout, if applicable, of your building works.
  4. Provide two copies of the plan, providing details, specifications and elevations of the proposed work you wish to carry out to your building or structure.
  5. Provide engineering calculations that relate to the proposed building works if applicable.
  6. Drop in or post everything to Southwark building control at the address on this page.
  7. Alternatively, email your completed application to If sending by email, please note that the maximum attachment file size is 10Mb. If you have files larger than this either send as a 'winzip' file or in multiple emails.
  8. Attach the application fee or payments can be taken by calling 020 7525 5397 or 020 7525 5582 if you're sending the application by email.

Page last updated: 24 January 2019

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