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.
“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
Comments are welcome – only courteous ones (as per our T&Cs) – but they can only be posted by signed-in members. To sign up, for as little as £12 a year, please go here. Please note, comments appear following moderation (so expect a delay when submitting).