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Building Control

Bromsgrove District Council host North Worcestershire Building Control (NWBC). 

NWBC bring together Building Control Departments of Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove District Council and Wyre Forest District Council into one service, sharing resources.

The council collects information about you in order to carry out the statutory Building Control function.  We need the information in order to administer and assess Building Regulation enquiries, provide pre-application advice, process applications, provide completion certificates, assess dangerous structures and carry out enforcement.  The lawful basis for this is compliance with the following legal obligations. This list is not exhaustive.

  • The Building Act 1984
  • The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010

Health information is classed as ‘special category’ data, and is processed in accordance with Article 9(2)(h), health and social care purposes. 

Dependent upon the service provided, we collect the following personal information about applicants, agents, consultees, residents, building contractors/companies and third parties:

  • Contact name
  • Company and organisation name
  • Position of contact
  • Postal address
  • Site address
  • Contact details
  • Financial details
  • Disability details (I.e., are the works solely for a disabled person, evidence from GP or Occupational Therapist).

As well as information collected directly from you, in some circumstances we also obtain from and, or share information with:

  • Your agents,
  • Building contractors/companies, and
  • Third parties.

This information will be accessible by the NWBC service and in some circumstances other council departments, the Fire Brigade, the Health and Safety Executive and in the case of appeal, the Local Government Ombudsman.

If you do not provide the appropriate details required under the legislation, the Council will be unable to administer and assess Building Regulations.  Other rights are not affected. These can be found here

Your information will be retained for the following time periods:

Information Class Retention Time

Application file - site inspection notes


Building Control Application File


Building Control Application File


Building Control Application File - Proposed Works


Dangerous Structures file


Dangerous Structures Files


Dangerous Structures files - remedial works


Initial Notice files



This information will not be shared/sold to any other service/organisation unless we have a duty to do so under law. 

No decisions around this data are made by automated means. 

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