Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
What is building control?
Building control ensures a development is built to the correct standards to ensure it is safe, energy efficient, and meets the requirements of disabled people.
Whether or not Planning Permission is required, most work has to comply with national Building Regulations.
Examples of factors building control monitors for approval are:
- Structural stability
- Means of escape in case of fire
- Resistance to moisture and drainage
- Stairways and access for disabled persons
Unlike our friends in the planning department, our building control team do cover developments within the Lake District National Park boundary.
How do we ensure the building regulations are complied with?
When you start a building project, you can:
- submit plans to us and we will inspect on site to ensure the regulations are being complied with
- alternatively, a building notice can be submitted by a suitably qualified person.
Help with the building regulations
We are here to help you comply with the building regulations. If you need advice contact our building control team:
Steps to apply for building control compliance:
Step 1 - Check if you need it
Renovating Your Home Guide eBook
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Custom Build Guide eBook
Please follow this link to the latest eBook of the Allerdale Borough Council LABC Custom Build Guide.