Agenda and minutes

North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership - Wednesday, 25th April, 2012 1.30 pm

Venue: Offices of the North Yorkshire Building Control - Easingwold. View directions

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mrs Parlour and from David Archer.


Minutes of the meeting held on the meeting held on the 25 January 2012

Supporting documents:


The minutes of a meeting of the Partnership held on the 25 January 2012 (previously circulated) were presented.




            That the minutes of the meeting of the North Yorkshire Building Control            Partnership held on the 25 January 2012 be approved.


The Chairman advised that as the representative from Scarborough Borough Council had been unable to attend the meeting the wasn’t a quorum, and so the items discussed would be for information only.



Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There were no items of urgent business.


Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.


Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.


There were no declarations of interest.



Supporting documents:


The Head of Building Control submitted a report (previously circulated) to present the Partnership’s operational performance for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.


Over the past year the Partnership had achieved most of its targets with the exception of those relating to market share and training.


All the targets in the report were discussed in detail.




            That the report be received.


Building Regulations Consultation

Supporting documents:


The Development Manager submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide information on the proposed changes to the building regulations as outlined in the recent consultation documents released by the Department for Communities and Local Government in January 2012.


The consultation was presented as four sections. Section one outlined the consultation approach and then presented proposals to change various technical aspects of the regulations.  Section two outlined proposals to increase the energy efficiency of buildings. Section three contained proposals in relation to electrical safety in homes. Section four outlined changes to the building control system.




            That the report be received.


Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.


There were no other urgent items.


The Chairman wished to thank Maurice Cann, for his hard work and valuable contribution to the Board Meetings as this would be his last meeting, and wished him every success for the future.  In addition, as he would be stepping down as Chairman following this meeting, he wished to thank both Members and Staff for their hard work, during the last two years.


The meeting closed at 2.35pm