The Building Control Service comprises an experienced team of professionals with a commitment to the delivery of efficient, valued and cost effective services, tailored where appropriate and desired to meet our client’s needs.  The service offered is outlined in our building regulations prospectus.

Pre-application advice

Early consultation can help the design team to control cost and reduce risk of delay in design and construction.  A pre-application enquiry can be useful to confirm the building regulation requirements applicable to the development proposals or in agreeing the ability of design proposals to comply with building regulation requirements such as fire safety, means of escape and accessibility.

Pre-application advice can take the form of a meeting at our office or your local office and documented assessment reports can be provided. Liaison with other Council services can be arranged on request as well as consultation with Fire Service and Water Authority.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your proposals before submitting a formal building regulation application.  The service is free of charge.

Building Regulations Guidance

Building Regulations legislative and procedural guidance as well as latest versions of the Building Regulations Approved Documents can be accessed at

Tyne & Wear Building Control Guide to Sustainability

Guidance Note - Private Drains and Sewerage (pdf 97.85KB)

Building Regulation Application Forms and Guidance

Building Regulation Scale of Charges

Charges are made to cover the cost of the building regulation application service.  Details of current standard charges can be found by referring to the relevant guidance note below.

If you require advice in determining the relevant charge, please contact Building Control for assistance.

Building Regulation Application charges with effect from 1st April 2019:

Submitting your Building Regulation Application


Building Regulation Applications can be submitted on-line through our association with Submit a Plan.  This is the Local Authority Building Control national portal for making electronic Building Regulation applications to any local authority in England.

By email:

Alternatively, you may wish to email your completed building regulation application forms and supporting documents / drawings to us directly via email at  When submitting your drawings by email please ensure they are to scale.

By post to:

Building Control Section, Public Safety and Regulation, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH

If you submit your application using the on-line portal or by email, the building regulation application charge can be paid by posting a cheque made payable to ‘Newcastle City Council’ to Building Control at the address below,.  Please include the application address written on the reverse of the cheque.  Alternatively you may contact Building Control by telephone to arrange payment by debit or credit card.

Partner Authority Scheme

If your preference is to work with us, then we are here to help no matter where in England or Wales your project is located. Using the LABC Partner Authority Scheme, you can maintain a one-to one working relationship with Newcastle Building Control for advice and plan appraisal and we will liaise with the inspecting authority on your behalf.  Please contact Building Control if you would like more information.  The scheme is free to join.  Newcastle Building Control Services Partner Authority Scheme

If you require advice, the Building Control Section can be contacted by phoning 0191 278 7878 and ask for Building Control.

Page last updated: 
20 March 2019
Was this page useful?