Building Warrants and Planning
There is a general misunderstanding by many people that
Building Standards approval and Planning Permission are one and the same. The two
are entirely different permissions required by separate legislation.
Put simply, Building Standards is concerned with the way that the building is constructed
in terms of structural stability, fire resistance, weather protection etc. Planning,
on the other hand, deals with the correct use of land, the appearance of the proposed
building and the effect that the development will have on the general environment
and neighbouring properties.
It cannot be emphasised too strongly that, whatever the project, advice from both
Building Standards and Planning staff should be sought. The Planning Service is located within
Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr.