Views sought on Building Warrant system

THE raising of building standards is the ambition of a consultation exercise, investigating whether to amend the fees applying to permission to undertake a building project.

The consultation – launched by the Scottish Government – is considering whether Building Warrant fees be increased, to help pay for more rigorous analysis of building proposals, including a possible “national or ‘central hub’ that would provide expertise in specialist and safety critical areas of the design of complex buildings”.

Says the Scottish Government, here: “This consultation seeks to obtain the views on proposed increases to the building warrant fees required to deliver change to strengthen the building standards system and the development of a new building warrant fees model in Scotland. 

“This consultation forms part of the work undertaken by the Verification Delivery Model work stream which is one of the seven work streams being directed by the Building Standards Futures Board.

“The consultation will gather views and opinions from a range of stakeholders, construction sector organisations and businesses, and the general public on increases to the building warrant fees in Scotland.”

The consultation – here – closes on October 24.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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