Building control

Building control ensures that building works comply with the health, safety, energy conservation and access for the disabled requirements as laid down in the Building Regulations and Building Acts. Building Regulation Approval is the means by which the Building Control Service checks that building work is carried out to the correct standard.

If you are in any doubt about whether or not you need Building Regulation Approval, you should contact us before starting work, telephone: 023 9244 6571 or e-mail

If you need to determine if you require Planning Permission, please contact the Planning Department, telephone 023 9244 6015 or e-mail

Note: The Council do not sub-contract any of their work to private Approved Inspectors. If you are approached by anyone claiming that they are acting as such, please do not hesitate to contact us for confirmation.

To apply

You can apply to the Council for Building Regulation approval in a variety of ways:

  1. Electronically via the planning portal. You will need to create an account. Make sure you choose Havant Borough Council when applying.
  2. Via email. Please send your application to Remember to include an application form which can be found on the Building Regulation forms and fees page.
  1. In physical form to Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AX.

You will also need to pay a fee with your application. If you do not know what amount this fee is please call 023 9244 6571 to get a quotation or mail  You may need to supply details of your proposed work for us to provide you with a price. If you know the amount to pay and wish to pay for your application by card telephone 023 9244 6015. Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to Havant Borough Council attached to your application.

To improve our services to customers we are currently updating some of our electronic Building Control systems. Later this year there will be a new portal on this website where customers will be able to submit applications electronically if they prefer not to use the Planning Portal. You will also be able to pay for your application using the portal.