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Update on the new Building Control service

by on October 20, 2016

Following my recent blog post I’m pleased to say that the service is now live and receiving applications.

We’ve also redesigned the entry pages to direct users to both the planning and building control application services and are building usage of the service which is of course free for applicants.


Take-up by building control bodies has been fantastic so far, but if you haven’t yet signed up to receive applications through the service, please contact your Account Manager or post a comment below and we’ll be in touch asap.

Whilst we’ve deliberately kept advertising out of the application service, we have also launched a directory of Approved Inspectors in our main site content (‘Where to Get Approval/Approved Inspectors‘).  This complements the LABC directory we were already promoting from the equivalent page (‘Where to Get Approval/Local Authority Building Control’).


  1. Ken, KCP Designs permalink

    What about the LABC scheme for e preferred council’s LABC to receive all ones applications. Have you built that in?
    I think that by providing a list and promoting private Inspectors you are encouraging privatisation

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Ken, yes that has been built in. The Portal has always been seen as the authoritative source of planning and building content and services, and to deliver a service in a competitive marketplace which only presents one option would not have been true to that value. We’ve worked closely with local authorities to develop the service and had discussions with LABC and ACAI to try and build something that works for all. Sarah

  2. Clive M permalink

    Do you have a list of Local Authorities that have signed up so that I can check the La’s in my area.
    It would save going into the system only to be told they are not yet ready to receive an application.

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Clive. Thanks for the comment, the list of LAs signed up is being maintained here. It’s growing all the time, but we’ll keep this up to date. Sarah

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