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Our Charges

The Building Control Partnership (BCP) set the charge level for Building Regulation applications within the Boroughs of Gosport and Fareham. Charges are set at a level to recover the cost of providing our service.
They are not set to produce a profit and can be considered very competitive, sitting firmly in the lower quartile when compared with all other Building Control authorities in Hampshire.

There are two methods of establishing the charge for Building works;

1. Standard charges

2. Individually determined charges

The standard charges for various types of domestic and non-domestic works are shown in the leaflets below. If your project does not fall within these categories please contact us and we will assess your project and provide an individually determined charge.


Please note if your work is in the Portsmouth area please refer to the fee schedule below;

Portsmouth schedule of fees External Hyperlink

General information on Charges

If you submit Full Plans for approval you will pay a plan charge to cover the passing or rejection of plans deposited with the Building Control Partnership, and usually an inspection charge to cover the inspection of work to which the plans relate. The inspection charge will be invoiced to you after you commence works on site.

If you submit a Building Notice you will pay a Building Notice charge which is fully payable when the notice is given to the Building Control Partnership.

If you apply for a Regularisation Certificate in respect of unauthorised building work, you will pay a regularisation charge to cover the cost of assessing your application and all inspections. Please contact us for details of the applicable Regularisation charges.

Full Plans submissions, Building Notices and applications for Regularisation Certificates submitted to the Building Control Partnership must be accompanied by the appropriate charge, otherwise the application or notice is deemed as not being submitted and work should not commence. All other charges payable will be charged following the first inspection of the work to which the application relates.

When the proposed work comprises or includes one or more extensions to a building, the floor areas should be aggregated when determining the charges payable. For multiple works on one application there may be a reduction of up to 50% of the plan charge of the lower priced category of work.

In certain cases, mainly involving large scale projects, we may agree to charges being paid by instalments. Please contact us for for further details.

Where plans have been either approved or rejected, no further charge is payable on resubmission for substantially the same work.

Some submissions do not require a charge. These are:

If you have any difficulties calculating the charges or the charge needs to be individually determined please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.

Charges in respect of all work are subject to VAT at the standard rate; the only exception is the Regularisation charge.

The full Building Control Partnership scheme of charges is available for inspection at either our Gosport or Fareham office.

These notes are for guidance only and do not substitute for Statutory Instrument 2010 No. 404 which contains the full statement of the law.

Superseded Charge information




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