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 Title                       Building Regulation Proposed Charges for 2007
 Responsible Officer(s)      Kevin Harris
 Author(s)                   Robert Hunter-Jones & Keith Walter
 Portfolio(s)                Cllr Brian Castle
 For Consideration By        Cabinet
 Date to be Considered       December 2006
 Affected Wards              ALL
 Area Committees             None

 Keywords/Index              Building Regulation Charges 2007

 Abstract: The Regulatory Committee is asked to agree the proposed Building
 Regulation Charges for 2007.




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1.     Recommendations

       It is recommended that members agree to:

       Adopt the Ealing Building Regulation Charges Scheme for 2007 in order to
       recover the costs incurred by the Authority in performing their functions with
       regard to fee charge earning work under the Building Regulations.

2.     Reason for Decision and Options Considered

       Trading account arrangements are in place in accordance with Chartered
       Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) guidelines. Under the
       current arrangement Building Control must break even on a three year rolling
       programme.

       Since 1st January 2005 it has been necessary to undertake an additional site
       inspection for the installation of domestic wiring under the new Part P of the
       Building Regulations. This is an additional burden upon the Service in terms of
       resources and costs. The work has altered the work balance to require additional
       domestic inspections on extensions and other minor work. The Central
       Government Department of Communities and Local Government have changed
       the Approved Document Part P in April 2006 to change the emphasis on testing
       of re-wiring of homes by unqualified people to allow Local Authorities to either
       test the installation or employ others to carry out the testing. The additional fee
       charges raised will enable this to be done where necessary as well as the
       employment of additional resources where necessary for carrying out Part P site
       inspections.

       New housing developments and large development projects have continued to
       select private Approved Inspectors in preference to Ealing Building Control
       because of lower tenders. In an attempt to remain competitive in these sectors,
       Table1 charges for the erection of one or more small new dwellings will remain
       unchanged for 2007 and under Table 3 the amount charged per £2,000 (or part
       thereof) for works estimated above £ 100,000 will be maintained at current rates.

3.     Key Implications

       The Assistant Finance Director Environment Group reports that the estimated
       income for Building Regulation charges in the Council's Budget for 2006/07 is at
       current fee charge levels £1,187,000. The proposal to increase domestic charges
       by 8% should result in additional income sufficient to equal additional expenditure
       brought in by the new Part P work.

       The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998 requires that the fees
       charged by local authorities for their building control work should fully cover the
       expenditure incurred. However, the Council will be able to continue to comply
       with the above Regulations. Another review will take place next year.




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4.     Financial

       No additional funds are being sought from Council. There will be no negative
       impact on the Council’s Budget. From 1st January to the end of the financial year
       2006/2007 it is expected that an additional £25K will be generated. This is
       required to be ring-fenced to the Building Regulation trading account. See
       section 13 below for details.

5.     Legal

       The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998 require that Local
       Authorities set their charges at a level to recover the costs incurred in performing
       their functions with regard to fee charge earning work under the Building
       Regulations. This is reported to Central Government in an annual return.

       Trading account arrangements are in place in accordance with Chartered
       Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) guidelines. Under the
       current arrangement Building Control must break even on a three year rolling
       programme. The Finance Director Environment Group reports that the central
       recharges on the trading account are such that the proposed increase is needed
       to ensure break-even position is maintained.

6.     Value For Money

       Ealing is currently assessed as 9th Best in the latest Benchmarking results of
       London Boroughs. The cost of providing the service is shown as less than in
       comparable London Boroughs.

       Comparisons cost of charge earning services:
       Ealing           Barnet         Hammersmith & Fulham           Brent
       £1412000*        £1487000*           £1728000*                 £1331000*
       *This Information is taken from LDSA benchmarking data 2004/05. Data for
       2005/06 is still being collated

       The London District Surveyors Association (LDSA) is an organisation
       representing Local Authority Building Control in the Greater London area.
       Fundamentally its purpose is to guide its 32 members in the use of the Building
       Control legislation and ensure uniformity of interpretation. The benchmarking
       assess the core functions such as applications acknowledged within 3 days,
       plans vetted and responded to within 15 days, cost of service etc.

       *The selected benchmarked authorities are comparable in size and workload to
       Ealing.Ealing Building control receives less funding compared to comparable
       boroughs and this directly affects our ability to remain in the top quartile of local
       authorities.




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       Authorities current position in LDSA Benchmarking:
       Authority                     Ranking              Within top 25%
       Ealing                        9th                  No
       Barnet                        29th                 No
       Hammersmith & Fulham 16th                          No
       Brent                         13th                 No
       *This Information is taken from LDSA benchmarking data 2004/05. Data
       for 2005/06 is still being collated.

       Not attempting to renew our Charter Mark and re-allocation of resources
       to deliver the change management program caused a drop in
       performance, which had directly impacted on our ranking. Ealing has
       dropped from 3rd to 15th in 2003/04 but has recovered in 2004/05 to 9 th
       position. A small improvement would bring Ealing back in to the top 25%.


7.     Risk Management

       The council is only authorised to meet the cost of providing the Building
       Regulation service by its charges. Should the Council’s auditors consider that the
       charges are in excess of that requirement, they could claim that illegal taxation
       was taking place and require that money put against central re-charges be
       instead ring-fenced for the use of the service. It is considered that this is unlikely
       to occur.

       The Building Control service is in competition with private sector Approved
       Inspectors. The higher charges may encourage the greater use of competitors
       with a consequential fall in work and revenue. Currently Approved Inspectors win
       less than 5% of the number of applications received and tend to look for the more
       profitable commercial and large new housing construction work. In 2005 there
       were 120 jobs done by Approved Inspectors worth about £250,000 It is expected
       that in 2006 there are likely to be 157 Jobs by Approved Inspectors. This is a
       30% increase in number of applications over the previous year, but still under 5%
       of the total.

8.     Community Safety

       None

9.     Links to Strategic Objectives

       The maintenance of a successful Developmental Service (Building Control) that
       has a fully functional enforcement policy contributes to the Strategic Objective of
       creating consistently excellent customer experiences and will help to provide a
       powerful voice for our communities, protect and enhance our environment whilst
       making Ealing a better place to live and demonstrates a direct link to the
       Council’s corporate plan.




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10.    Equalities and Community Cohesion

       Adaptations to the homes of people with disabilities for their sole use are exempt
       from charges. The Development Service operates under an Equality Impact
       Assessment regime and will contribute towards the council’s objective of
       achieving and equalities Impact Assessment (EIA) level 3 rating. Ongoing
       reviews of the service will continue on an annual basis.              Meeting the
       requirements of the adopted planning enforcement policies will provide a better
       environment and in turn promote community cohesion.


11.    Staffing/Workforce and Accommodation implications:

       Performance and management review meetings continue to be held on a bi-
       weekly basis to discuss and action agreed priorities and service performance
       improvements.

12.    Property and Assets

       None

13.    Any other implications:

       Table 1 charges for the erection of one or more small new dwellings will remain
       unchanged for 2007 in order to improve competitiveness when tendering
       alongside private Approved Inspectors on new housing projects.

       Fixed Price Charges within table 2 of the regulations will rise by an average of
       8% after the additional cost for a domestic wiring inspection is added. This
       reflects the cost of the additional inspection work required under the new Part P
       of the Building Regulations. The cost of a typical extension will rise by about £80
       to make approximately £580 including VAT This compares with £600 including
       VAT at Harrow Building Control, but is more than Hillingdon’s £452 including VAT

       The charges for table 3 (based on estimated cost of works) will increase by 8% at
       the lowest charge but tapers out at £100,000 on the assumption that increased
       construction costs will automatically result in additional fee charges. The
       minimum fee charge will rise by about £40 to £176.79 including VAT. This
       compares with Harrow’s minimum charge of £220, but is more than Hillingdon’s
       £135 minimum charge.

14.    Consultation

       At least 7 days notice will be given on the Council’s web site. See below for
       internal consultation.

15.    Timetable for Implementation

       The new fee charges are to come into force on 1st January 2007

16.    Appendices

       A copy of the new charges and scheme is attached to this report.


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    17.    Background Information

           Since 1985 Local Authority Building Control has been in competition with the
           NHBC (an Approved Inspector) with respect to the control of new housing.

           13th January 1997 saw the beginning of further competitors into the market place,
           such that there are now well established competitors throughout all building types
           for Building Regulations work, i.e. Local Authority Building Control has been
           competing fully with private industry for the last 8 years for the work of
           administrating the Building Regulations.

           Until the 1st April 1999, Local Authority Building Regulation Charges were set
           nationally by Central Government. On that date, The Building (Local Authority
           Charges) Regulations 1998 came into force. This required local Authorities to set
           charges at a level to recover their costs for the Building Regulations Fee Earning
           (BRFE) element of their work. The legislation laid down which activities a charge
           could be made for and the format under which they should be made, and also
           required that each local Authority should produce and publish a “scheme” by
           which their charges are fixed.

           To facilitate this work, and to provide a degree of uniformity, the LGA initially
           produced a model scheme and advisory charges with the aim that all Local
           Authorities should attempt to set their charges within plus or minus 10% of the
           advisory charges. The LGA stopped producing model schemes after the last one
           in 2003. A comparison with what neighbouring authorities charge has been made
           and after the increase in charges, Ealing will still charge less than a neighbouring
           borough.

    Consultation

Name of consultee Department                             Date sent to Date          Comments appear
                                                         consultee    response      in report para:
                                                                      received
                                                                      from
                                                                      consultee
                      Planning and Building Control
Internal              Services


Director              Executive Director                 6/11/2006
Lawyer                Head of Legal Services             6/11/2006
Finance Officer       Director of Finance                6/11/2006
Councillor            Cabinet Member for

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                                                                            Report History


Decision type:




 Authorised by Cabinet      Date report        Report deadline:           Date report sent:
       member:               drafted:
      XX.XX.05               03.11.06              21.11.06                  XX.XX.06

       Report no.:       Report author and contact for queries: Robert Hunter-Jones Ext 9465
                         First and surname, job title Building Control Manager




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1.     LONDON BOROUGH OF EALING

                     The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998


                 BUILDING REGULATIONS CHARGES SCHEME No. 8, 2007


1.     This scheme may be cited as the London Borough of Ealing Building Regulations Charges
       Scheme No. 8, 2007 (the Charges Scheme), and comes into effect on the 1 January 2007.

2.     This Charges Scheme is made under the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations, 1998
       (the Charges Regulations). The Charges Scheme includes the following clauses and definitions
       and tables of charges as set out in Annex A, which are an integral part of it. It may be advisable to
       read this Charges Scheme in conjunction with the Charges Regulations.

3.     The London Borough of Ealing Council is authorised, subject to and in accordance with the
       Charges Regulations, to fix charges by means of their Charges Scheme and to recover such
       charges as they determine for or in connection with the performance of their functions relating to
       building regulations, as provided by the Charges Regulations.

4.     The London Borough of Ealing Council is authorised, subject to and in accordance with the
       Charges Regulations, to amend, revoke or replace any scheme which has been made by them in
       accordance with clause 2 above.

5.     The London Borough of Ealing Council is authorised within its Charges Scheme and has
       determined:

       (a)   plan charges for or in connection with the passing or rejection by the local authority of
             plans of proposed building work deposited with them in accordance with Section 16 of the
             Building Act 1984 (as amended).
       (b)   inspection charges for or in connection with the inspection of building work for which plans
             have been deposited in accordance with the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended) and
             with Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 (as amended).
       (c)   building notice charges for or in connection with the consideration of a building notice,
             which has been given to the local authority in accordance with the Building Regulations
             2000 (as amended).
       (d)   reversion charges for or in connection with the consideration of building work reverting to
             the London Borough of Ealing.
       (e)   regularisation charges for or in connection with the consideration of an application under
             Building Regulation 21 (unauthorised building work) and the inspection of any building
             work to which the application relates.

       Such charges within the London Borough of Ealing Charges Scheme, are as set out in the attached
       tables in Annex A.

6.     The Charges Scheme has been fixed such that the London Borough of Ealing Council can recover
       its proper costs incurred in performing its building regulations control functions over a three-year
       accounting period and after the end of each financial year, the Council will publish a “building
       control statement”.

7.     The following definitions apply to this Charges Scheme and should be read in conjunction with
       the other clauses and tables which constitute the Charges Scheme:

       „building‟ means any permanent or temporary building but not any other kind of structure or
       erection, and a reference to a building includes a reference to part of a building.
       „building notice‟ means a notice given in accordance with regulations 12(2)(a) and 13 of the
       Building Regulations 2000 (as amended).



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       „building work‟ means as defined in the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended) and so is:
       (a)       the erection or extension of a building;
       (b)       the provision or extension of a controlled service or fitting in or in connection with a
                 building;
       (c)       the material alteration of a building, or a controlled service or fitting;
       (d)       work required by Building Regulation 6 (requirements relating to material change of
                 use);
       (e)       the insertion of insulating material into the cavity wall of a building;
       (f)       work involving the underpinning of a building.
       (g)       The provision or replacement of a window, roof light and glazed door, or a boiler, or a
                 hot water tank;
       (h)       work required by regulation 4A (requirements relating to thermal elements);
       (i)       work required by regulation 4B (requirements relating to a change of energy status); and
       (j)       work required by regulation 17D (consequential improvements to energy performance.
       „carport‟ means a building forming a shelter for a vehicle, open on at least two sides. (Note:
       certain carports are exempt under class VII of Schedule 2 to the Building Regulations 2000 (as
       amended)).
       „cost‟ does not include any professional fees paid to an architect, quantity surveyor or any other
       person.
       „dwelling‟ includes a dwelling-house and a flat.
       „dwelling-house‟ does not include a flat or a building containing a flat.
       „estimate‟ in relation to the cost of carrying out building work, means an estimate, accepted by the
       London Borough of Ealing, of such reasonable amount as would be charged for the carrying out of
       that building work by a person in business to carry out such building work (excluding the amount
       of any value added tax chargeable), and references to “estimated cost” shall be construed
       accordingly.
       „extension‟ (for the purposes of Annex A Charge Schedule Table 2 ) means an extension which
       has no more than three storeys, each basement level (if any) counting as one storey.
       „small domestic building‟ means a building (including connected drainage work within the
       curtilage of that building) –
       (a)       which is used or intended to be used wholly for the purposes of one or more dwellings,
                 none of which has a floor area exceeding 300sqm., excluding any garage or carport:
       (b)       the whole of which is –
                 (i)       shown on plans deposited for the purposes of Section 16 of the Building Act
                           1984 (as amended).
                 (ii)      shown on plans accompanying a building notice, or
                 (iii)     shown on plans given to a local authority in accordance with regulation 20 of the
                           Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (as amended).
       (c)       which has no more than three storeys, each basement level being counted as one storey
       including such a building which incorporates an integral garage or to which is attached a garage or
       carport or both which shares one or more walls with that building.
       „floor area‟
       (a)       the floor area of –
                 (i)       any storey of a dwelling or extension; or
                 (ii)      a garage or carport,
                 is the total floor area calculated by reference to the finished internal faces of the walls
                 enclosing the area, or if at any point there is no enclosing wall, by reference to the
                 outermost edge of the floor;
       (b)       the total floor area of any dwelling is the total of the floor area of all the storeys which
                 comprise that dwelling; and
       (c)       the total floor area of an extension of a dwelling is the total of the floor areas of all the
                 storeys in the extension.

8.     The sum of the plan charge and the inspection charge is equal to the building notice charge. The
       plan charge is generally 25% of the building notice charge and the inspection charge is generally
       75% of the building notice charge.

9.     The reversion charge is equal to the building notice charge.



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10.    The regularisation charge is 20% greater than the building notice charge.

11.    Where –
       (a)     one application or building notice is in respect of two or more buildings or building works
               all of which is substantially the same as each other; or
       (b)     an application or building notice is in respect of building work which is substantially the
               same as building work in respect of which plans have previously been approved or building
               works inspected by the London Borough of Ealing and where the local authority are
               satisfied that the owner of the plans who deposits them or who gives a building notice in
               respect of them, is the same person who originally deposited the plans or gave a building
               notice in respect of them,
       a 30% reduction in the plan charge payable or equivalent reduction in the building notice charge
       (utilising the percentage split mentioned in clause 8 for Tables 2 & 3 and the actual amount for
       Table 1) may be applied.

12.    With the exception of certain types of residential building (i.e. the erection of one or more small
       domestic buildings; the erection of detached garages/carports not exceeding 60 m2 floor area
       intended for use with an existing dwelling and the erection of extensions of dwellings not
       exceeding 3 storeys and not exceeding 60 m2 floor area intended for use with the dwelling), each
       charge fixed in this Charges Scheme is related to the estimated cost of the building work. The
       charges payable in respect of the estimated cost of the building work apply to all uses and types of
       building work involved and include the existing use of a building, the proposed use of building
       after completion of the building work and whether the building work is in respect of a new
       building, or an alteration or an extension to an existing building.

13.    In the case of the submission of full plans under regulation 14(2)(b) of the Building Regulations
       2000 (as amended), no charge is made for the inspection function where the estimated cost of the
       building work (with the exception of certain types of residential building as mentioned in clause
       12 above and in the following clause 14) is £5,000.00 or less, or where the certain types of
       residential building mentioned have a floor area of less than 10 m2.

14.    Where building work comprises –
       (a)    the installation of cavity fill insulation in accordance with Part D of Schedule 1 to the
              Building Regulations 2000 (as amended) where the installation is not certified to an
              approved standard or is not installed by an approved installer or is not part of a larger
              project comprising other building work, or
       (b)    the installation of an unvented hot water system in accordance with Part G of Schedule 1 to
              the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended) where the installation is not part of a larger
              project comprising other building work,
       the London Borough of Ealing Council is authorised to fix their charges by reference to the
       estimated cost of the building work only, save that no plan charge will be made in respect of such
       building work. For work which is self certified by registered approved persons and companies,
       under the regulations no charge will be made in respect of such building work.

15.    The estimated cost of building work is to be construed from the definition of „estimate‟ in clause 7
       above, and where reference is made to building works, covers that work which requires approval
       for building regulations by the London Borough of Ealing. Estimates should therefore be
       aggregated or disaggregated as appropriate to establish the correct amounts to be charged.

16.    In the case of an existing, single family dwelling-house to which a storey, together with associated
       building work relating to means of access thereto, is to be added by converting the existing roof
       space into habitable rooms, thereby extending the floor area of the dwelling-house, the London
       Borough of Ealing Council has determined that the charge for such building work will be made by
       reference to the floor area of the roof room extension, provided that such a floor area, together
       with any other aggregated extension floor areas proposed to be built at the same time, must not
       exceed 60 m2. In other cases and where the floor area of any roof room extension or extensions




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       exceeds 60 m2, then the building work falls to be charged according to the estimated cost of the
       building work.

17.    The London Borough of Ealing Council has fixed charges for small domestic buildings based on
       maximum floor areas per dwelling and not exceeding three storeys in height. The erection of
       small domestic buildings is usually associated with new building construction. However, there
       may be some instances where an existing whole building has been seriously damaged and so much
       has to be done to repair or replace it. In such circumstances, the London Borough of Ealing
       Council has determined that the building work should be treated as if a new building was being
       erected and such charges will therefore be based on the erection of a new small domestic building.
       Where the floor area of a small domestic building exceeds 300 m2. or where the small domestic
       building exceeds three storeys in height, including basement levels if appropriate, then the
       building work falls to be charged according to the estimated cost of the building work.

18.    The London Borough of Ealing Council has fixed charges based on floor areas for detached
       buildings consisting of a garage or carport or both where the floor area does not exceed 60 m 2.
       Where the floor area of a garage or carport or both exceeds 60 m2., the building works then falls to
       be charged according to the estimated cost of the building work.

19.    The London Borough of Ealing Council has fixed charges based on floor areas for extensions to
       dwellings not exceeding three storeys in height, including extension by the erection or extension
       of an attached garage or carport which is intended for use with the dwelling. The charges are
       based on the total floor area of the extensions, if more than one extension is proposed and intended
       for the purposes of a single dwelling. The charges for extensions based on floor areas also cover
       any associated building works relating to means of access, and such associated building work is
       excluded from the floor area limits. Means of access includes structural openings between the
       existing property and proposed extension(s), stairways, ramps and landings, save that landings,
       exceeding the width of associated stairway flights are to be included in the floor area limits.
       Where the floor area of any extension or extensions exceeds 60 m2, then the building work falls to
       be charged according to the estimated cost of the building work.

20.    The London Borough of Ealing Council has not fixed by means of its scheme, nor intends to
       recover a charge –
       (a)   where they are satisfied that the whole of the building work in question consists of an
             alteration; and
       (b)   where the building work is –
             (i)       solely for the purpose of providing means of access to enable disabled persons to
                       get into or out of an existing building and to or from any part of it, or of providing
                       facilities designed to secure the greater health, safety, welfare or convenience of
                       such persons; and
             (ii)      is to be carried out in relation to-
                       (a)     an existing building to which members of the public are admitted (whether
                               on payment or otherwise); or
                       (b)     an existing dwelling which is, or is to be, occupied by a disabled person.

21.    The London Borough of Ealing Council has not fixed by means of a scheme, nor intends to
       recover a charge which consists solely of a charge in respect of building work for the provision or
       extension of a room in a dwelling where they are satisfied that the sole use of the room is or will
       be-
       (a)    for the carrying out of medical treatment of a disabled person which cannot reasonably be
              carried out in any other room in the dwelling; or
       (b)    for the storage of medical equipment for the use of a disabled person; or
       (c)    to provide necessary accommodation or a necessary facility by adapting or replacing
              accommodation or a facility which already existed within the building which was incapable
              of being used, or used without assistance by the disabled person.

       Note: ‘disabled person’ means a person who is within any of the descriptions of persons to whom
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       of Section 8(2) of the Mental Health Act 1959 but not taking into account amendments made to
       Section 29(1) by paragraph 11 of Schedule 13 to the Children Act 1989.

22.    Any plan charge shall be payable when the plans of the building work are deposited with the
       London Borough of Ealing.

23.    Any inspection charge shall be payable on demand made after the London Borough of Ealing
       carry out the first inspection in respect of which the charge is payable.

24.    Any building notice charge shall be payable when the building notice is given to the London
       Borough of Ealing.

25.    Any reversion charge shall be payable for building work in relation to a building-
       (i)       which has been substantially completed before plans are first deposited with the London
                 Borough of Ealing in accordance with regulation 20(2)(a)(i) of the Building (Approved
                 Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (as amended)
       (ii)      in respect of which plans for further building work have been deposited with the London
                 Borough of Ealing in accordance with regulation 20(3) of the Building (Approved
                 Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (as amended)
       on the first occasion on which those plans have been deposited.

26.    Any regularisation charge shall be payable at the time of the application to the London Borough of
       Ealing in accordance with regulation 21 (unauthorised building work) of the Building Regulations
       2000 (as amended).

27.    Any charge which is payable to the London Borough of Ealing shall be paid together with an
       amount equal to any value added tax payable in respect of that charge.

28.    Part of any charge which is payable to the London Borough of Ealing, may in a particular case,
       and with the agreement of the London Borough of Ealing Council be paid in instalments of such
       amounts payable on such dates as may be specified. No instalment of a plan charge, inspection
       charge or building notice charge (other than in cases where directives are given following legal
       proceedings) shall be less than £2,000.00 in any circumstances and such instalments must be paid
       to the London Borough of Ealing before the completion of building work.

29.    Where a plan charge has been paid and not refunded, the London Borough of Ealing Council may
       in any case they consider reasonable, decide not to make a further plan charge in respect of plans
       subsequently deposited for substantially the same building work.

30.    Where for any reason the London Borough of Ealing Council do not give notice of passing or
       rejection of plans within the period required by Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 (as amended),
       any plan charge paid will be refunded.

31.    Any plan charge, inspection charge, reversion charge or building notice charge is to be payable by
       the person who carries out the building work or on whose behalf the building work is carried out,
       and any regularisation charge is to be payable by the owner of the building.

32.    There is no entitlement to a refund of any regularisation charge paid, particularly if the London
       Borough of Ealing cannot determine what work is required to comply with the relevant
       requirements. If a refund is agreed for any application where no plan checking work and no site
       inspections have been carried out an administration charge of £50:00 will be made.

33.    Written estimates of the cost of the building work must be submitted to the London Borough of
       Ealing in the cases where charges are based on estimated costs of work, no later than the time
       when plans are deposited under Section 16 of the Building Act 1984 (as amended) or a building
       notice is given.




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34.    Where a reversion charge is payable where building work reverts to the local authority and plans
       are given to the London Borough of Ealing in accordance with regulation 20 of the Building
       (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (as amended), a written estimate of the cost of the
       building work shall accompany the plans submitted.

35.    Contravention of any of the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998 and or the non-
       payment of any charge which becomes payable are not treated as offences under Section 35 of the
       Building Act 1984 (penalty for contravening building regulations) (as amended).

36.    The Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 1994 will continue to apply to building work within
       the London Borough of Ealing area for which plans were first deposited or a building notice or
       initial notice was given before the 1 April 1999. The Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 1994
       are revoked by the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998 from the 1 April 1999.

37.    The London Borough of Ealing Building Regulations Charges Scheme No. 6, 2005 will continue
       to apply to building work within the London Borough Ealing area for which plans were first
       deposited or a building notice or initial notice was given before 1 April 2006.

38.    The London Borough of Ealing Building Regulations Charges Scheme No. 7, 2006 will continue
       to apply to building work within the London Borough Ealing area for which plans were first
       deposited or a building notice or initial notice was given before 1 January 2007.

39.    Where withdrawal of an application and a refund of charges is agreed, an administration charge of
       £55.00 will be charged. No refund will be agreed where a site inspection has been made or when
       plan verifying work has been undertaken.

40.    Further information and advice concerning building regulation charges and the London Borough
       of Ealing Charges Scheme, can be obtained from

       Building Control & local Land Charges Services
       The London Borough of Ealing
       Perceval House,
       14/16 Uxbridge Road,
       Ealing
       London, W5 2HL
       Telephone 020 8825 5000.


       Signed…………………………………………………….

       The Building Control Manager
       (The officer appointed for this purpose).
       Dated 1 November 2006.




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                                                                                                                  ANNEX A


                                                              Table 1

                        CHARGES FOR ERECTION OF ONE OR MORE SMALL NEW DOMESTIC
                                    BUILDINGS AND CONNECTED WORK

           Regularisation Charge is 1.2 times the Building Notice Charge shown below.
           Reversion Charge is equal to the Building Notice Charge shown below



Number             PLAN CHARGE                          INSPECTION CHARGE                           BUILDING NOTICE
  of         CHARGE     VAT   TOTAL                  CHARGE    VAT    TOTAL                   CHARGE      VAT     TOTAL
Dwelling        £         £      £                       £       £       £                       £          £         £
  (1)          (2)       (3)    (4)                    (5)      (6)     (7)                     (8)        (9)      (10)
    1             137.00      23.98       160.98       411.00         71.93        482.93       548.00          95.90             643.90
    2             192.00      33.60       225.60       576.00        100.80        676.80       768.00          134.40            902.40
    3             223.00      39.03       262.03       669.00        117.08        786.08       892.00          156.10           1,048.10
    4             276.00      48.30       324.30       828.00        144.90        972.90      1,104.00         193.20           1,297.20
    5             323.00      56.53       379.53       969.00        169.58       1,138.58     1,292.00         226.10           1,518.10
    6             380.00      66.50       446.50      1,140.00       199.50       1,339.50     1,520.00         266.00           1,786.00
    7             404.00      70.70       474.70      1,212.00       212.10       1,424.10     1,616.00         282.80           1,898.80
    8             454.00      79.45       533.45      1,362.00       238.35       1,600.35     1,816.00         317.80           2,133.80
    9             505.00      88.38       593.38      1,515.00       265.13       1,780.13     2,020.00         353.50           2,373.50
   10             555.50      97.21       652.71      1,666.50       291.64       1,958.14     2,222.00         388.85           2,610.85
   11             595.00     104.13       699.13      1,785.00       312.38       2,097.38     2,380.00         416.50           2,796.50
   12             636.00     111.30       747.30      1,908.00       333.90       2,241.90     2,544.00         445.20           2,989.20
   13             677.00     118.48       795.48      2,031.00       355.43       2,386.43     2,708.00         473.90           3,181.90
   14             718.00     125.65       843.65      2,154.00       376.95       2,530.95     2,872.00         502.60           3,374.60
   15             758.00     132.65       890.65      2,274.00       397.95       2,671.95     3,032.00         530.60           3,562.60
   16             799.00     139.83       938.83      2,397.00       419.48       2,816.48     3,196.00         559.30           3,755.30
   17             840.00     147.00       987.00      2,520.00       441.00       2,961.00     3,360.00         588.00           3,948.00
   18             881.00     154.18      1,035.18     2,643.00       462.53       3,105.53     3,524.00         616.70           4,140.70
   19             921.00     161.18      1,082.18     2,763.00       483.53       3,246.53     3,684.00         644.70           4,328.70
   20             962.00     168.35      1,130.35     2,886.00       505.05       3,391.05     3,848.00         673.40           4,521.40
   21             993.00     173.78      1,166.78     2,979.00       521.33       3,500.33     3,972.00         695.10           4,667.10
   22            1,024.00    179.20      1,203.20     3,072.00       537.60       3,609.60     4,096.00         716.80           4,812.80
   23            1,054.00    184.45      1,238.45     3,162.00       553.35       3,715.35     4,216.00         737.80           4,953.80
   24            1,085.00    189.88      1,274.88     3,255.00       569.63       3,824.63     4,340.00         759.50           5,099.50
   25            1,117.00    195.48      1,312.48     3,351.00       586.43       3,937.43     4,468.00         781.90           5,249.90
   26            1,147.00    200.73      1,347.73     3,441.00       602.18       4,043.18     4,588.00         802.90           5,390.90
   27            1,178.00    206.15      1,384.15     3,534.00       618.45       4,152.45     4,712.00         824.60           5,536.60
   28            1,209.00    211.58      1,420.58     3,627.00       634.73       4,261.73     4,836.00         846.30           5,682.30
   29            1,239.00    216.83      1,455.83     3,717.00       650.48       4,367.48     4,956.00         867.30           5,823.30
   30            1,258.00    220.15      1,478.15     3,774.00       660.45       4,434.45     5,032.00         880.60           5,912.60

 31 AND      For each dwelling in excess of 30 add   For each dwelling in excess of 30 add   For each dwelling in excess of 30
  OVER       £5 + VAT                                £55 + VAT                               add £60 + VAT




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                                                                                                           ANNEX A

            Table 2

                         CHARGES FOR ERECTION OF CERTAIN SMALL DOMESTIC BUILDINGS,
                                 GARAGES, CARPORTS AND EXTENSIONS.

            Regularisation Charge is 1.2 times the Building Notice Charge shown below.
            Reversion Charge is equal to the Building Notice Charge shown below.


        Type of Work                       PLAN CHARGE              INSPECTION CHARGE                    BUILDING NOTICE
                                      CHARGE VAT     TOTAL         CHARGE VAT TOTAL                   CHARGE VAT TOTAL
                   (1)                  (2)      (3)   (4)            (5)    (6)   (7)                  (8)     (9)    (10)
                                         £        £     £              £      £     £                    £       £       £

Erection of a detached building
which consists of a garage or
carport or both having a floor area
                                                                          No inspection charge
not exceeding 40m2 in total and        188.08   32.91   220.99                                         188.08    32.91   220.99
                                                                       (included in plan charge).
intended to be used in common
with an existing building, and
which is not an exempt building.


Erection of a detached building
which consists of a garage or
carport or both having a floor area
exceeding 40m2 but does not
                                        94.04   16.46   110.50        244.50       42.79     287.29    338.54    59.24   397.78
exceed 60m2 in total and intended
to be used in common with an
existing building, and which is not
an exempt building.


Any extension of a dwelling the
total floor area of which does not
exceed 10m2, including means of         94.04   16.46   110.50        244.50       42.79     287.29    338.54    59.24   397.78
access and work in connection
with that extension.


Any extension of a dwelling the
total floor area of which exceeds
10m2, but does not exceed 40m2,
                                       132.90   23.26   156.16        361.10       63.19     424.30    494.01    86.45   580.46
including means of access and
work in connection with that
extension.


Any extension of a dwelling the
total floor area of which exceeds
40m2, but does not exceed 60m2,
                                       170.52   29.84   200.36        473.95       82.94     556.89    644.47   112.78   757.25
including means of access and
work in connection with that
extension.




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                                      ANNEX A
                                               Table 3
           CHARGES FOR BUILDING WORK OTHER THAN TO WHICH TABLES 1 AND 2 APPLY.
                                  CHARGES RELATE TO ESTIMATED COST.
        Regularisation Charge is 1.2 times the Building Notice Charge shown below.
        Reversion Charge is equal to the Building Notice Charge shown below.

ESTIMATED COST OF           PLAN CHARGE                INSPECTION CHARGE                     BUILDING NOTICE
     WORKS             CHARGE VAT     TOTAL          CHARGE VAT     TOTAL                CHARGE     VAT   TOTAL
       (1)               (2)      (3)   (4)             (5)     (6)   (7)                  (8)       (9)   (10)
        £                 £        £     £               £       £     £                    £         £      £
      500 or less        150.46   26.33    176.79          No Inspection Charge           150.46      26.33   176.79
      501 - 5,000        232.23   40.64    272.87        (included in Plan Charge)        232.23      40.64   272.87
     5,001 - 8,000       63.49    11.11    74.60       190.48       33.33       223.81    253.97      44.44   298.41
    8,001 - 10,000       68.62    12.01    80.63       205.86       36.02       241.88    274.47      48.03   322.51
    10,001 - 12,000      73.74    12.91    86.65       221.23       38.72       259.95    294.98      51.62   346.60
    12,001 - 14,000      78.87    13.80    92.67       236.61       41.41       278.02    315.48      55.21   370.69
    14,001 - 16,000      84.00    14.70    98.70       251.99       44.10       296.09    335.99      58.80   394.78
    16,001 - 18,000      89.12    15.60    104.72      267.37       46.79       314.16    356.49      62.39   418.88
    18,001 - 20,000      94.25    16.49    110.74      282.75       49.48       332.23    376.99      65.97   442.97
    20,001 - 22,000      99.02    17.33    116.35      297.07       51.99       349.05    396.09      69.32   465.41
    22,001 - 24,000      103.76   18.16    121.92      311.28       54.47       365.76    415.04      72.63   487.67
    24,001 - 26,000      108.46   18.98    127.44      325.39       56.94       382.33    433.85      75.92   509.77
    26,001 - 28,000      113.13   19.80    132.92      339.38       59.39       398.77    452.51      79.19   531.70
    28,001 - 30,000      117.76   20.61    138.36      353.27       61.82       415.09    471.02      82.43   553.45
    30,001 - 32,000      122.35   21.41    143.76      367.05       64.23       431.28    489.40      85.64   575.04
    32,001 - 34,000      126.91   22.21    149.11      380.72       66.63       447.34    507.62      88.83   596.45
    34,001 - 36,000      131.43   23.00    154.42      394.28       69.00       463.27    525.70      92.00   617.70
    36,001 - 38,000      135.91   23.78    159.69      407.73       71.35       479.08    543.64      95.14   638.77
    38,001 - 40,000      140.36   24.56    164.92      421.07       73.69       494.76    561.43      98.25   659.67
    40,001 - 42,000      144.77   25.33    170.10      434.30       76.00       510.31    579.07     101.34   680.41
    42,001 - 44,000      149.14   26.10    175.24      447.43       78.30       525.73    596.57     104.40   700.97
    44,001 - 46,000      153.48   26.86    180.34      460.44       80.58       541.02    613.92     107.44   721.36
    46,001 - 48,000      157.78   27.61    185.40      473.35       82.84       556.19    631.13     110.45   741.58
    48,001 - 50,000      162.05   28.36    190.41      486.15       85.08       571.22    648.20     113.43   761.63
    50,001 - 52,000      166.28   29.10    195.38      498.84       87.30       586.13    665.11     116.40   781.51
    52,001 - 54,000      170.47   29.83    200.30      511.42       89.50       600.91    681.89     119.33   801.22
    54,001 - 56,000      174.63   30.56    205.19      523.89       91.68       615.57    698.52     122.24   820.76
    56,001 - 58,000      178.75   31.28    210.03      536.25       93.84       630.09    715.00     125.12   840.12
    58,001 - 60,000      182.83   32.00    214.83      548.50       95.99       644.49    731.34     127.98   859.32
    60,001 - 62,000      186.88   32.70    219.59      560.65       98.11       658.76    747.53     130.82   878.35
    62,001 - 64,000      190.89   33.41    224.30      572.68       100.22      672.90    763.58     133.63   897.20
    64,001 - 66,000      194.87   34.10    228.97      584.61       102.31      686.92    779.48     136.41   915.89
    66,001 - 68,000      198.81   34.79    233.60      596.43       104.37      700.80    795.24     139.17   934.40
    68,001 - 70,000      202.71   35.47    238.19      608.14       106.42      714.56    810.85     141.90   952.75
    70,001 - 72,000      206.58   36.15    242.73      619.74       108.45      728.19    826.31     144.61   970.92
    72,001 - 74,000      210.41   36.82    247.23      631.23       110.46      741.69    841.64     147.29   988.92
    74,001 - 76,000      214.20   37.49    251.69      642.61       112.46      755.07    856.81     149.94   1006.75
    76,001 - 78,000      217.96   38.14    256.10      653.88       114.43      768.31    871.84     152.57   1024.42
    78,001 - 80,000      221.68   38.79    260.48      665.05       116.38      781.43    886.73     155.18   1041.91
    80,001 - 82,000      225.37   39.44    264.81      676.10       118.32      794.42    901.47     157.76   1059.23
    82,001 - 84,000      229.02   40.08    269.09      687.05       120.23      807.28    916.06     160.31   1076.38
    84,001 - 86,000      232.63   40.71    273.34      697.89       122.13      820.02    930.51     162.84   1093.35
    86,001 - 88,000      236.20   41.34    277.54      708.61       124.01      832.62    944.82     165.34   1110.16
    88,001 - 90,000      239.74   41.96    281.70      719.23       125.87      845.10    958.98     167.82   1126.80
    90,001 - 92,000      243.25   42.57    285.82      729.75       127.71      857.45    972.99     170.27   1143.27
    92,001 - 94,000      246.72   43.18    289.89      740.15       129.53      869.67    986.86     172.70   1159.56
    94,001 - 96,000      250.15   43.78    293.92      750.44       131.33      881.77    1000.59    175.10   1175.69
    96,001 - 98,000      253.54   44.37    297.91      760.62       133.11      893.73    1014.17    177.48   1191.65
    98,001 - 100,000     256.90   44.96    301.86      770.70       134.87      905.57    1027.60    179.83   1207.43

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                   Basic           256.90    44.96    301.86        770.70      134.87     905.57    1027.60    179.83    1207.43

              + for each
100,001 to
              £2,000
              (or part thereof)
1,000,000                           1.76      0.31     2.07          5.28        0.92       6.20       7.04      1.23       8.27
              by which costs
              exceed
              £100,000
                   Basic           1048.90   183.56   1232.46      3146.70      550.67    3697.37    4195.60    734.23    4929.83
1,000,001
    to        + for each
              £2,000
10,000,00     (or part thereof )    1.00      0.18     1.18          3.60        0.63       4.23       4.60      0.81       5.41
    0           by which cost
                exceeds £1m
                   Basic           5548.90   971.06   6519.96      19346.70     3385.67   22732.37   24895.60   4356.73   29252.33
10,000,00
              + for each
  1 and
              £2,000
              (or part thereof )    0.70      0.12     0.82          2.40        0.42       2.82       3.10      0.54       3.64
  Over
                by which cost
               exceeds £10m




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