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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on March 29. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown. The government has announced further easing of restrictions from April 12.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres are not open to the public at the moment due to the restrictions. Please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us

Do I need building control approval?

Depending on the work you're doing you might need to get planning permission or building regulation approval, or both.

Building Regulation approvals are required for most internal and external work to a property. The regulations ensure the work being carried out meets the current safety and efficiency standards.

Some examples of when you will need to submit an application are:

  • A new dwelling house
  • An extension to an existing property 
  • A loft conversion
  • Alterations to the main structure of a building
  • Some home improvement works such as re-roofing an creation of new openings

These are just some examples of when development would require you to submit an application under Building Regulations. You can find out more from the Planning Portal website.

Check if you need building control approval

The LABC website also provides more information on when you need to get building control approval.

There are certain exemptions when you don't need building control approval. However, it is complicated. If you are not sure,  contact our building control team before carrying out any work.

Apply for building control approval

If you do need building control approval it is easiest to apply online. If you need any help,  contact us .

Apply for building control approval