Your LABC Building Control Team

Applying online is simple

Our preferred option for submitting an application is online. You have 2 options to apply online, you can apply via the National Planning Portal or alternatively via Submit a Plan.

Planning Portal

Submit a Plan

If you would prefer to download your application, you can send it through to us via email at

Please be aware that our service has moved to fully paperless working.  This reduces our carbon footprint and provides a more efficient and streamlined service.

Please note that there is no limit to the number of attachments you can add to your applications but there is a maximum limit of 10MB per attachment.

Application Types

Payment for the submitted application

Once the application has been received and registered on our system, you will receive an email confirmation from our support team to advise you of the fee required for your application.

The easiest way to pay is to make a secure online payment.  Payments are made via Wokingham Borough Council Website.

Make a Building Control Application Payment

Our Charges

Our charges are shown on our website.

If you require a quote for your project, please complete and submit our quote request form 

Application Expiry & Refund Policy

Please be aware that payment for either a Full Plans Application or a Building Notice Application cannot be refunded if you decide not to proceed with the work.

If we have not been notified that the work has commenced on site within three years of the application being registered, we will declare the application to be of no effect under Section 32 of The Building Act 1984.

If you still wish to proceed with this work a new application will have to be submitted.  This application will have to be submitted in accordance with the Building Regulation requirements applicable at the time of registration and will require the payment of a further fee.

Where work has commenced and 3 years have elapsed since the date of our last inspection, the file will be archived on our system.  If you require a site inspection after this time, you will need to request the file to be re-opened in writing.  There will be a fee payable to re-open the file.


If you have a question about building regulations and would like to speak to a member of our business support team before applying – please contact us on 0300 790 0580 or email us on


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