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Process to obtain building control drawings

Building control documents are not public documents and are protected under provisions of the Data Protection Act 1990.

In order to view any drawings that accompanied a building control application, we require written evidence giving consent from the owner of the property to allow you to view the documents.

Once obtained, please provide us with a copy. We will then carry out initial research. The fee for this is £45. We will advise whether we hold any drawings for the property.

If drawings are found, a further fee for the retrieval of archive boxes will be payable. The fee payable will depend on how many boxes are found.

Once received into our offices, you will be invited to come in and view the drawings at an arranged date and time.

Please note that we will not hold boxes for longer than a week.

If upon viewing, you wish to obtain copies of drawings, written permission from the original architects of those drawings is required. Once this is obtained and relevant fees paid copies can be ordered.

See details on how to request documents and file retrieval.