Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to keep the verification of building work within local authorities.
The decision means that council building standards teams will remain as the only government endorsed verifier for new homes and buildings in Scotland.
The Scottish Government had launched a consultation about the proposal to partially move the verifiers’ role to the private sector. More than 200 responses were received from the construction sector in support of councils continuing to deliver this service.
Chair of the Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee Councillor Daniel Kelly said, “I am delighted at the Scottish Government’s decision recognising the skills and experience of council building standards teams throughout Scotland.
Our teams will now be able to go forward to provide services to the building standards sector in Argyll and Bute. These services include ensuring health, safety and welfare in and around buildings but also supports the economic development infrastructure of our area.”