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What is building control

Building control is there to make sure that new building work meets building regulations. It applies to both residential and commercial projects. The regulations cover matters such as:

  • structural stability
  • fire safety
  • access
  • facilities.

Building control will check and approve plans for proposed work and carry out inspections on site. General advice can also be provided on projects. Building regulations are different to planning permission so you should always check if you need either before starting any building work.

Building control is not responsible for compliance with building standards, that is the duty of the person carrying out the work.

Find out more about our role in our building control customer charter and building control policy.

Building control financial statement

Local Authorities are required by The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 to publish an annual financial statement relating to their Building Regulations chargeable and non-chargeable account.

The financial statement for Isle of Wight Council Building Control for the financial year 2019/20 is shown below. This statement has been approved by the Section 151 Officer for the Isle of Wight Council.

  • Chargeable Costs £411,527.91
  • Chargeable Income £383,790.06
  • Deficit £27,737.85

Contact information

Building Control

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Officers are primarily based away from the office so please make an appointment if you require an “in person” meeting or before visiting the office.