Local Authority Building Control Partner Scheme

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The Building Control Service has created a number of external partnerships with Architects and companies who regularly use our service. This means that we can provide our partners with advice and guidance through the plan check process on all Building Regulation submissions, no matter where the location in the country. For companies that build or design nationwide, partnering can help to simplify and speed up the approval process, maintaining a consistent approach to interpretation of the Building Regulations.

The scheme includes:

  • a fast track approach
  • consistency
  • pre-application advice
  • a single point of contact to ensure all projects are regulatory compliant
  • plan examination and all the necessary consultations, including the Fire Service

Subsequent site inspection work will be carried out by the Local Authority where the construction works take place, maintaining benefits of local knowledge through the construction stage.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Partner Authority Scheme, please telephone Mirelle Brownlee 01642 528207 for further details. Please see below for a list of all Stockton Borough Council LABC approved partners:


Partner Company Contact
Telephone number

Ayton Architectural Services

Graham Young 01642 723693

Barry Knox

Barry Knox 01642 673791

Billinghurst George & Partners

Paul Leonard 01642 876470

David Bolton

David Bolton 01642 891010

EMJ Building Services

Mark Hutchinson 07967 16584

J Lees Developments

John Lees 01642 617431


Alistair Scott 01642 666939

Matthew Trotter & Miller

Tony Richardson 01642 673449

Merlin Architectural Design

Chris Burke 01642 750721

PDS Architectural Services

Chris Boyd 01642 652706

Python Properties 

Peter Broom 01642 225100

Sean McLean Design

Sean McLean 01642 555110

Stainsby Design

Brian Moore 01642 885310

Total Planning Solutions (UK) Ltd

Fahim Farooqui 07932 036065

Vetro Vivo Ltd

Mike Farrell 07593 372222

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