London Borough of Croydon

There can be some confusion about the difference between building control and planning permission. Put simply, building control ensures that what's built is structurally safe and meets the minimum technical standards in relation to health and safety, energy performance and accessibility for people with disabilities, whilst planning permission ensures the right thing is built in the right place. 

If you’re planning any building works, you must make sure it meets the minimum standard set out in the building regulations.

Before starting any building work you should check if it requires permission. You may need to submit a planning application and/or a building regulations application.

If you're unsure whether you need planning permission and/or building regulations approval for your project, visit the do you need permission webpage on the government’s planning portal.

If you have any further queries, contact us using the details below.


Building Control

020 8760 5637
020 8407 1321
Address Line:

Croydon Building Control

Croydon Council

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk



DX: 136016 CROYDON 17