Partnerships

Local Authority Partnerships for Businesses

The LABC Partner Authority Scheme (PAS) is designed to help companies that operate in multiple locations and deal with many local authorities. The scheme enables a company or adviser to have a one-to-one working relationship with a preferred local authority, such as Mid Sussex District Council, for advice and plan appraisal. The site inspections are carried out by the local authority where each project is carried out.

There are a number of benefits to this scheme including:

  • Simplifying and speeding up the building process thus generating substantial savings in time and money.
  • A dedicated professional building control surveyor from the preferred local authority being part of the design team to offer advice on all projects no matter where they are in the country.
  • A single point of contact provided through this scheme, which results in a consistent approach to plan appraisal.
  • Any local conditions, site specific information and necessary consultations are investigated on behalf of the client.

In summary, the client benefits from a single point of contact, consistent approach, improved pre-application service while still benefiting from local knowledge, and excellent liaison with other services such as Fire, Police and Environmental Health.

There are no costs involved in registering with this scheme so it is the best value way to get consistent building control feedback and approval on a national basis with fast local inspection. We have a limit to the number of partnerships we are able to offer but if you are interested in joining this scheme, please contact us.