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Coronavirus - Planning and building

Building Control

We are able to carry on providing our statutory function during this challenging and unpredictable time. We are implementing the following measures that we hope will ensure our customers experience an undisrupted service until the Government advises us that business practices can return to normal.

Pre application discussions will be carried out by telephone or by other means of communication, no site visits or meetings will be carried out until further notice.

If you have any questions get in touch at: building.control@westoxon.gov.uk  or call 01993 861651.

For the latest advice visit the Public Health England website.

Applications and fees

Applications for building control services should be submitted online at 
building.control@westoxon.gov.uk

Fees can be paid as follows:


We cannot accept paper copies of applications or cheque payments at this time

Plan checking

Service will continue as normal, using electronic methods.

Site inspections

Actual site and completion inspections will not be carried out until further notice.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and any person who they will come into contact with on site, we are amending our approach to site work, namely:

  • Foundation inspections, where possible we will undertake virtual foundation inspections using photos or other means the builder can send to us
  • intermediate site inspections, where possible we will undertake virtual intermediate inspections using photos or other means the builder can send to us 

Dangerous structures

Dangerous structures will be considered a priority and we will endeavour to undertake these works. Photographs should be provided wherever possible so that a risk assessment can be carried out by the ‘inspecting’ surveyor.