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Presenting Central Building Control Partnership

Published on Friday, 13th September 2019

The building control teams from six Midlands councils 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 service is hosted by Lichfield District Council who is joined by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Tamworth Borough Council, South Staffordshire Council, South Derbyshire District 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.

Cllr Neil Phillips, Planning, Development & Health portfolio holder for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

 “I welcome the launch of this new partnership, working in collaboration means that shared expertise from six councils will provide a more resilient service with access to a larger team, and in most cases lower costs which are being passed on to our customers. As a council, we will continue to develop services that help residents and businesses.

"The aim is to be as competitive as possible on price and quality, and to maintain our trusted brand, so I hope householders and businesses will use this service for all their building work.”

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 District Council House in Lichfield and it will have staff based across the whole partnership area, ready to help.

To find out more about the service and to submit building regulation applications online, visit the new website at