Fife Council offer a pre-submission discussion service to allow you to discuss your intended work and give advice before you submit your building warrant.
Who is the service aimed at?
In general, the service is most appropriate for large scale developments involving complex design and construction matters and it is not anticipated that this option will be taken up for smaller scale building work.
What benefits does this new service offer?
Developers are perfectly free to follow the usual process of submitting a building warrant and these will go through the normal warrant process. For larger scale developments there may be benefits in having a pre-submission discussion.
This discussion helps developers and building standards surveyors to agree a way forward in terms of the functional technical standards and also determine any additional information that may be required to process the warrant. This may include: drainage reports, site investigation reports and engineer’s details.
Following a pre-submission discussion all building warrants submitted, with all the agreed supporting information in place, will be granted by Fife Council no later than 21 days from the date of submission. This is irrespective of the size or complexity of that development. Alternatively, if only certain aspects of the project are considered, the agreed principles and/or details will be noted and applied to any subsequent warrant application.
Is there a charge for the service?
The charge for the service will be £120.00 per hour as this is outwith the required statutory duty to process a warrant.
How can I arrange a meeting?
Developers, architects or agents who wish to take advantage of this service should arrange a mutually suitable time and venue to discuss the application. The appointment will normally be with the Area Lead Officer and an appropriate surveyor to work through outstanding questions, concerns, etc in terms of any development.
To make an appointment, please use the contact details provided.