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East Sussex Building Control Partnership

The Building Control Services of Wealden District Council, Eastbourne Borough Council, Rother District Council and Hastings Borough Council combined to extend the existing East Sussex Building Control Partnership in April 2017 to provide a shared service throughout all four Authorities.

The principal partner is Wealden, with the service being based at the Council Offices in Hailsham.  The service can be contacted for information and impartial advice on any building work on 01892 602005.

The Building Control Service amongst other things administers the Building Regulations by the passing of plans and checking of building works on site.

We are able to provide you with the following invaluable information;

What buildings do the Building Regulations apply to?

Apart from electrical safety (domestic only), the regulations apply to all types of buildings, ie offices, shops, houses, public assemblies, leisure facilities, public houses, restaurants etc.

There are however minor exemptions in relation to certain domestic structures (always check with the Building Control Authority if you are in any doubt).

How do I gain Approval under the Building Regulations?

You can do this either by submitting a Full Plans or Building Notice application, or a Regularisation Certificate.

How do I apply for Building Regulations Approval?

There are three options available for submitting an application;

Payment for Building Regulations applications can either be done by cheque and posted/delivered to the Council offices, or alternatively payment can be taken over the telephone by calling 01323 443322.

Please note: After 31 March 2019, the Council will no longer be accepting cheque payments for applications, so the fee will need to be paid by debit/credit card transaction or by BACS. Further details regarding how to pay are available on the Online Payments page.


The Building Control service for the districts of Wealden, Eastbourne, Rother and Hastings are operated by Wealden District Council by the extended East Sussex Building Control Partnership. Fees from 1st November 2018 (pdf).

Building Control Service Charter

This Charter sets out the standards of service which customers can expect from Wealden's Building Control service.

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