Consultation for changes to the building control profession and the building control process for approved inspectors (in future to be known as registered building control approvers)

Closed 14 Mar 2023

Opened 31 Jan 2023


Scope of the consultation

Topic of this consultation:

This consultation sets out the detailed requirements needed to implement the changes brought about by the Building Safety Act 2022. It seeks views on:

  1. Approved inspectors becoming registered building control approvers, and implications for their existing work.
  2. Restriction of activities and functions for building control bodies, both public and private.
  3. Length of registrations period for building control approvers and building inspectors.
  4. Oversight, sanctions and appeals.
  5. Initial notices.
  6. Plans certificates.
  7. Information gathering.
  8. Consultations with other regulators.

Scope of this consultation:

Building Safety.                                                                            

Geographical scope:

These proposals relate to England only.


Basic Information

Body/bodies responsible for the consultation:

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


This consultation will last for 6 weeks from 31 January to 14 March 2023.


For any enquiries about the consultation please contact:

How to respond:

You may respond by completing an online survey by clicking the 'online survey' button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively you can email your response to the questions in this consultation to

When you reply it would be very useful if you confirm whether you are replying as an individual or submitting an official response on behalf of an organisation and include:

  •  your name,
  •  your position (if applicable),
  •  the name of organisation (if applicable),
  •  an address (including post-code),
  •  an email address, and
  •  a contact telephone number.