This report provided details of the South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership Business Plan for 2018/2021 and Delivery Plan.
The Business Plan, as set out in the exempt appendix, outlined how the building control function would be delivered on behalf of the partnership Councils (currently Medway, Gravesham and Swale) up until 2021 and indicated the reduced contributions for each partner. The report also provided an update on Canterbury City Council’s intention to join the Partnership on 1 April 2018. As such, the Plan included two scenarios in the financial plan to cover both a three partner and four partner arrangement.
A Diversity Impact Assessment had been undertaken on the proposal for Canterbury City Council to join the Partnership, as set out in Appendix A to the report.
The Cabinet approved the proposed Business Plan for 2018/2021 and Delivery Plan for the South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership, as set out in the Exempt Appendix, and noted the proposed contribution of £134,763 for 2018/2019.
The constitution of the Joint Committee requires approval of the Business Plan for the following year by the Cabinet of each Partner Authority.