Building Control (the need to meet the requirements of Building Regulations) and Planning (the need to meet Planning Legislation) are separate forms of legislation. For many forms of development, BOTH are required before work can commence.
For developments within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park area, Planning is administered by the National Park Authority and Building Control by Pembrokeshire County Council.
What are Building Regulations?
The Building Regulations are approved by Parliament and deal with the minimum standards of design and building work for the construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings.
They cover subjects such as:
In addition, they set out the definitions of 'building work' and the procedures for ensuring that any work meets the standards laid down.
The Building Regulations also contain a list of requirements (referred to as Schedule 1) to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings; to provide for energy conservation; and to provide access and facilities for disabled people.
More information concerning the need for Building Regulations can be obtained from Pembrokeshire County Council who can be contacted by telephone on Haverfordwest 01437 764551 or via the link below.
PCC Website Address - Pembrokeshire County Council website address