Welcome to the East Sussex Building Control Partnership

East Sussex Building Control is a Partnership organisation of four local authorities, covering Eastbourne and Hastings Boroughs, and Rother and Wealden Districts.

By providing a shared service over multiple authorities, customers working across the region can utilise a single point of contact for Building Regulations queries and applications, and expect a greater degree of consistency in service.

We aim to work with and alongside property owners, architects, engineers, builders and developers to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations.

Notice of completion by a person carrying out building work (England)

 A person who is required by Regulation 12 to give a building notice or an application for building control approval with full plans for carrying out building work shall, not more than five days after that work has been completed, give the local authority a notice which complies with Regulation 16 paragraph (4A) as set out below.

Requirements of dutyholders and their competence can be found in Part 2A of the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended).

The document Notice of Completion by a person carrying out building work (England) must be provided before any completion certificate will be issued.

Need a visit?

Call up before 4pm the day before and we will book you in for the next day.. Phone us on 01892 602005

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Pre-application advice

Thinking about doing work? We offer a free 1 hour advice service to assist you with any questions before you start works. Talk to us today to request this and get this booked in.

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Request a site Inspection

Requests must be received before 4pm for next-day visits requests.
If your request is urgent, please call 01892 602005 to speak to a member of the team.

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Opening Hours

The opening hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wealden offices: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Dangerous structure

Report a Dangerous Structure

Concerned about a dangerous looking building in your area?

Let us know about it and we can investigate

Contact ESBC

For expert advice, prompt service and a competitive quotation, contact our team, who will be happy to help you.

Tel: 01892 602005

Our phones are open Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Email: building.control@wealden.gov.uk

Postal Address: Building Control | Council Offices | Vicarage Lane | Hailsham | East Sussex | BN27 2AX


Please see below for the methods of payment:

1. Go to our online payment system.

Please be sure to select ‘Building regs application fee’ from the drop down menu and enter your reference number (*/***/****) and the Plan Charge amount.


2. BACS transfer, our bank details are as follows:

Lloyds Bank PLC

Sort Code: 308012

Account Number: 10341360


3. Over the phone by calling 01892 602005 and speaking with a member of the building control admin team. Alternatively you can make payment  via our contact centre on 01323 443322

Please inform us once payment has been made so we can allocate it to your application.