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High praise for buildings staff

THE Scottish Government has given top marks to Argyll and Bute Council’s building standards. Ministers have re-appointed all 32 Scottish local authorities as ‘verifiers’, who can grant building warrants, under Section 7 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 from May 1, 2017. The period of appointments differ (six years, three years or one year) depending on past performance of the individual local authority.

Argyll and Bute Council has ‘performed well and has shown strong turnaround times and customer satisfaction’, alongside 16 other councils, including Comhiarle nan Eilean Siar. Head of planning and regulatory services Angus Gilmour said: ‘Our building standards team works very hard to support developers in ensuring that new homes and other buildings are safe for use.

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