The new Part L changes came into effect from 1 October 2010. Registered Members are advised that the changes do not apply in the following circumstances:
- Where work has already (physically) commenced.
- Where a contract has been agreed for non-notifiable work, or work by a registered Competent Person, before 1 October 2010.
- Where building notice, full plans, initial notice or plans certificate were given to the local authority before 1 October 2010 and carried out in accordance with the plans or notice given, so long as work is commenced by 1 October 2010.
Copies of the new Part L Approved Documents can be downloaded free of charge from the Planning Portal website.
The technical team is now preparing guidance on the implications of the changes and this will be published on the website in due course.
If you have any immediate queries regarding the electrotechnical aspects of the changes and their implications, please contact the ECA technical team on 020 7313 4826 or 4829.