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Details of historic applications and copying requests

Historic applications

You can view the details of Building Regulations submissions from 1 January 1999 by searching on Public Access Search Building Regulations submissions.

If you require details of submissions before 1999 or a full Building Regulations submission history for a property it would be advisable to submit a Site History Enquiry (PDF 56kb) or a Local Land Search.

Building Regulations submission history charges

The following fees are payable in advance:  

  • Research and compilation of Building Regulations records, responding to questions and provision of related information: £55.00 per hour (or part of) plus VAT, for each site location.
  • Requests for further information after initial response to the above: £55.00 per hour (or part of) plus VAT, for each site location.

Copying requests

To view copies of plans and documents (subject to copyright) email plan.apps@westlancs.gov.uk.

Building Regulations information charges

The following fees are payable in advance:

  • Decision notices: £10.00 each, plus VAT
  • Completion notices: £10.00 each, plus VAT
  • Copies of documents (A4): £0.50 per sheet up, to a maximum of £5.00,  plus VAT for up to 25 sheets (50 sides of text) - the charging system repeats itself for each additional 25 sheets
  • Copies of plans (A3/A4): £0.50, plus VAT per sheet up to a maximum of £5.00, plus VAT for up to 25 sheets (50 sides of text) - the charging system repeats itself for each additional 25 sheets
  • Copies of plans (A2/A1/A0): £2.00, plus VAT per copy, up to 5 plans and £1.50 plus VAT for each additional copy thereafter.

Paying fees

You can make a payment in the following ways: 

  • Online with your credit or debit card using the online planning payments form, selecting 'planning fees' and 'photocopy request'.  An online payment facility is also available, if required, in the reception areas of the Council Offices at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk and the Customer Service Point, 1st Floor, The Concourse, Skelmersdale. 
  • Over the phone by calling a member of the Planning Support Team who will process the payment for you using your credit or debit card details (tel: 01695 585239).
     

Please note: the Council's preferred card payment method is debit card. A charge will be made for payments made via Mastercard/Visa credit cards

  • Internet Banking Service by logging onto your own bank account and transferring the fee to the Council's bank account.
  • BACS transfer


When paying by Internet Banking Service or BACS transfer it is essential that you quote 'building regs copies' and provide the site location of the enquiry so that when the payment is received the Council knows what the payment is for. 
 
The Council's bank account details are:
 
National Westminster Bank Ltd
Account name: West Lancashire Borough Council
Account number: 86998404
Sort code: 01-06-45

Contact us

If you are unable to make payment using any of the above methods or require advice on fees please contact the Planning Support Team (tel: 01695 585239) or email plan.apps@westlancs.gov.uk