Planning and Building Control


Welcome to Planning these pages provide information on all aspects of planning activities at Ashfield District Council.   The Validation List can be found here. For help with submitting your planning application or general enquiries about planning procedures, the Planning Support team can assist. Email the team at

Building Control

Most building works have to meet national standards known as Building Regulations for them to be legal. These standards cover design, construction and alterations and aim to ensure that any project is safe, healthy and convenient for everyone including the public. The Building Regulations are supported by Approved Documents, which set out how to comply with the Regulations.   Our team also offers free pre-application advice from fully qualified professionals, who can direct you through all stages of your application including when to contact us about inspections, demolitions or dangerous structures.