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Exempt Buildings


The Building Control Services at South Bucks District Council and Chiltern District Council are working as a joint team based at the South Bucks office.
** 01895 837296 **


In some cases you may build without the need for Approval under the Building Regulations.

Even though your proposals may be exempt from the Building Regulations you may still require Planning Permission. This has to be applied for separately and advice should be obtained from the Planning Departments directly.

It would be advisable before proceeding to notify the Council (both the Building Control and Planning Departments) with written details and sketches of your proposals. They will then be able to confirm if the work is exempt. You should keep any correspondence with the details of your property for future reference. It may be required upon the sale of your property.