Scottish Government grants Fife Council longest possible extension
Fife Council’s Building Standards & Public Safety team has been reappointed by the Scottish Government to deliver building warrants for a six-year term – the longest extension that it’s possible to receive.
It says Chief Executive Steve Grimmond received a letter from Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, last week applauding the Building Standard and Public Safety team’s “strong performance”, to which he attributed its reappointment.
Neil Mitchell, Service Manager for Building Standards and Public Safety, said: “The Council’s Building Standards team has developed in recent years, and has embraced e-Building Standards, mobile working and a strong performance culture.”
Robin Presswood, Head of Economy, Planning and Employability, said: “The Fife Building Standards and Public Safety team has transformed itself over the past few years, and this recognition from the Minister is welcome confirmation of the progress that the team has made in ensuring a high quality service to customers whilst delivering a vital regulatory function that is crucial for public safety.”
Local authorities are appointed for one, three or six years depending on the performance of their Building Standards teams based on the verification performance framework.