Our building control team is here to give advice on buildings and building works to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them. We offer a fast, proactive and customer-focused service within the City and District.
We aim to help achieve compliance with the building regulations in the most cost-effective manner, whilst maintaining the original design concept. We can give pre-application advice and work with you to develop your scheme, which can result in cost savings. We have close links with other Council services, including Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue. We can offer a development team approach, which is unique to Local Authority Building Control.
Important information – Approved inspectors
Approved Inspectors are required to carry Professional Indemnity insurance and Professional Liability insurance from a scheme provider approved by the Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). One of these scheme providers is pulling out of the market leaving only one remaining provider.
While some Approved Inspectors have been able to transfer their policies, some haven’t been offered suitable cover. The CICAIR website includes details of insurances held by each Approved Inspector.
If your Approved Inspector hasn’t been able to transfer their policy or been offered suitable cover, and your project has commenced on site, then your building works will revert to us at St Albans District Council.
Please note: that the Approved Inspector you choose may not be local and the frequency of inspections may need to be determined
Residents, businesses and community groups are being consulted about a neighbourhood plan for the parish of St Stephen.
Residents in Sandridge are to vote in a referendum on a neighbourhood plan that will help shape the area’s future development.
Property developers agreed last year to pay more than £400,000 towards the cost of community facilities in St Albans District.
Landowners, builders and other interested groups are asked to put forward sites within St Albans District which might be suitable for development.
A draft Local Plan (LP) that identified land for development in St Albans District has been withdrawn.
In latest developments, Planning Inspectors have concluded that St Albans City and District Council’s draft Local Plan has not met the ‘Duty to Cooperate’ with neighbouring authorities, in legal te
Residents, businesses and community groups are being consulted about a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Sandridge.
Neighbouring local authorities and house builders are supporting St Albans City and District Council’s ambition of moving forward with its Local Plan (LP).
Residents in St Albans District are reminded to check the status of trees before they do any work on them during the Covid-19 lockdown.
More than 2,500 people have so far given their views on what they like about life in their part of South West Hertfordshire, what matters to them and what could be better.
Three new designs for a major St Albans City Centre development have been put forward – with residents being asked to help select the best proposal.
St Albans City and District Council is working with the landowners and land promoters of a key site in the north of the city to develop a Masterplan for the delivery of an exceptional new neighbour
St Albans City and District Council is working with the landowners and applicants at this site in North West Harpenden to develop a Masterplan in consultation with the community and local stakehold
Residents and businesses will be able to view in real time a broadcast of St Albans City and District Council’s Local Plan examination hearing.
An ‘in principle’ decision by St Albans City and District Council’s Cabinet to purchase the freehold of a mixed portfolio of properties in Harpenden is to be scrutinised.