Presenting Central Building Control Partnership
The building control teams from six councils in the Midlands, including Lichfield District Council, have joined forces to share their considerable knowledge and expertise.
On 12 September 2019, the building control teams from across six local authorities launched Central Building Control Partnership.
The new shared service is hosted by Lichfield District Council who is joined by Tamworth Borough Council, South Staffordshire Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and North Warwickshire Borough Council.
Central Building Control Partnership promises to provide a seamless and consistent service to make sure projects meet national building standards. It will offer high quality, responsive and independent guidance and advice to the construction industry and its customers, as well as to local homeowners.
There will be a single application process across the six areas covered by the partnership, faster plan checking, a single point of contact, lower prices in some areas, and more flexibility when arranging site inspections with the local team.
Ged Cooper, Central Building Control Partnership Manager, said:
“We’re delighted to be launching the brand new partnership and to welcome the new councils into the team. Together we offer highly trained staff with unrivalled local knowledge and resources. We cover all projects, including domestic, residential, commercial, industrial and more.
“We are looking forward to making sure that building projects across Southern Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and Northern Warwickshire are safe and up to standard, and to welcoming new customers to our not-for-profit building control service.”
Central Building Control Partnership’s main office is at District Council House in Lichfield and it will have staff based across the whole partnership area, ready to help.
Councillor Angela Lax, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Legal & Regulatory Services, said:
“It is great to see the new Central Building Control Partnership launching. I know the team is looking forward to helping builders and homeowners across all six local authority areas to make sure their developments comply with building regulations. It gives us an opportunity to pool expertise and resources to provide cost effective, high quality service levels.”
To find out more about the service and to submit building regulation applications online, visit the new Central Building Control Partnership website.
The new partnership replaces Southern Staffordshire Building Control Partnership.