New building control partnership launches

Published Tuesday 3 May 2022

An exciting new agreement bringing together six council’s Building Control teams into one service has started.

The new Leicestershire Building Control Partnership (LBCP) will provide a first-class customer-focussed service for residents and trade wanting to ensure building projects are safe, compliant with regulations and meet the highest standards, including environmentally.

Leicestershire Building Control Partnership

A new website has been launched – – for people to book their inspections, including helpful information on each stage of the process for those new to Building Control.

Covering the majority of Leicestershire, LBCP is able to have someone on hand to help with client’s projects, whether it’s a simple house extension, a brand-new housing development or more complex commercial works.

Earlier this year, Harborough District Council, Blaby District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and Rutland County Council agreed to merge their Building Control Services to form the LBCP.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council said: “This is a really exciting move for all councils involved in the partnership which will provide an efficient and responsive building control service for customers at very competitive prices. As a regulatory service competing against the private sector for its work, the service will continue to look for efficiency savings and better ways of working and will always factor improvements around what matters for the customer in everything that they do.”

The new service’s surveying team have a vast wealth of expert local knowledge and more than 100 years of experience, with some having worked on, been entered into, and won national recognition at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards.

Leicestershire Building Control Partnership will continue to provide a responsive service offering same-day site inspections if booked before 10am. It will also maintain the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency call out service when responding to either dangerous buildings, or aiding the emergency services during major incidents within the district.

Blaby District Council will be leading the Leicestershire Building Control Partnership on behalf of the six councils.