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With immediate effect Building Control can only accept applications submitted electronically.

Important information: Applications submitted after the 1st of October 2023 will be subject to the provision of additional information before the application can be validated.  The additional information is necessary due to the amendment of all Building Control applications due to legislation changes. All application forms will be updated in due course to reflect these amendments.


To submit a building notice application you can complete it online using the Planning Portal or  you can download and complete the application form Building notice application form [PDF 530KB]

Once completed you then return it by email to: or by post to:Building control, PO Box 17, Corporation Street, Blackpool FY1 1LZ

Alternatively you can submit your building notice application form via our website.


This type of application does not involve the passing or rejection of plans and is intended to enable certain small works, such as bathroom installations, minor structural alterations, drainage works and underpinning to get under way quickly.


This method places responsibility on the person carrying out the work that they have a knowledge of the regulations.

If you have any doubt please contact the building control team.

Please remember to notify us when you commence works.

Non-domestic buildings

The building notice procedure cannot be used for non-domestic buildings, including the common parts of buildings containing flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation.

New builds and extensions

For new builds and extensions, please provide a 1:1250 scale block plan showing the proposals size, position and adjoining boundaries, together with a plan indicating the proposed drainage.

Please note that the building notice fee should be paid in full when the application is made.