Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In December 2019, Dacorum Borough Council
became the eighth shareholder in Hertfordshire Building Control Ltd
(HBC), a consortium company originally set up and owned by seven of
the Hertfordshire District and Borough Councils in 2016. These
comprise Three Rivers, Hertsmere, Welwyn Hatfield, Stevenage,
Broxbourne, North Herts and East Herts.
DBC’s joining of HBC was approved by Full Council. Background is set out in the report to Cabinet on 10 September 2019.
HBC has proposed at this stage that a further one-year extension to the agreement is concluded. The effects of the Covid19 pandemic have had an effect on the work priorities in the short term of all local authorities, and of HBC itself. To allow for more time to consider a review of the effectiveness of HBC as an enterprise to deliver the authorities’ statutory Building Control services, it is considered both prudent and expedient to agree a simple one-year extension to the current arrangements.
Extension of the Council’s Service Level
Agreement with Hertfordshire Building Control Ltd
Option 1 -
Option 2 -
Option 3 -
Publication date: 23/10/2020
Date of decision: 23/10/2020