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Important notice

In compliance with current Government advice in relation to Coronavirus the Building Control Service will be implementing the following measures in order to maintain an effective service:

  • In an attempt to limit exposure to COVID-19 staff may be working remotely and there will be no face to face contact at the Civic Centre, unless absolutely essential, until further notice
  • For all general and pre-application enquires the department can be contacted via or by calling the office on (0191) 561 1550
  • If anyone wishes to submit an application then it is strongly advised that this is done via Submit a Plan at or by sending your information to
  • Please note that every effort should be made to avoid submitting anything to the department in paper format during this time

Thank you for your cooperation during this period of uncertainty.

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