Plans for joint Building Control Service on track

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Posted on: 10 October 2016

Plans are moving forward for a joint Building Control Service between North Devon Council and Mid Devon District Council.

At a recent meeting of North Devon Council’s Executive (Monday 3 October), members received an update on the progress of the proposed arrangements to deliver the service. Mid Devon District Council members have also been updated at a recent meeting.

The new joint service is expected to be operational in April 2017 and will see current Building Control officers working together to provide a new and improved service that covers both districts.

Leader of North Devon Council and Executive Member responsible for partnerships and shared services, Councillor Des Brailey, said: “It’s great to hear that plans are on track to provide a shared service with Mid Devon. The new joint service is expected to be more efficient for officers and users of the service and will provide savings for both councils.”

Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration at Mid Devon District Council, Councillor Richard Chesterton, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to rethink how the Building Control service is provided for both our councils, which will ensure a robust and forward looking service to the benefit of our customers.”

Both councils are now working on finalising details of the joint service which is expected to go to North Devon’s Executive for approval in December.

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