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Online applications pave the way for enhanced Building Standards service

 26 August 2016  |  

A new national service that simplifies the submission of Building Warrant applications has now gone live in South Ayrshire. The new portal will allow businesses and individuals to make online Building Standards applications for the first time.

The introduction of the eBuilding Standards service is in line with the Scottish Government's digital strategy and is in response to feedback received from ePlanning portal users and local authorities. 

Anyone wishing to submit paper applications will still be able to do so.

Among the benefits of using the new system:

 Electronic building warrants and related forms (i.e. completion certificates)
 Submission of digital copies of supporting documentation
 Direct payment of associated fees 

The portal is easy to navigate with help and guidance available at every stage along the way. Those who are already familiar with the ePlanning service will find that this portal has a similar look and feel. 

Councillor John McDowall, Portfolio Holder for Sustainability & Environment,said, "Building projects can be complex by nature and anything that can be done to make the process simpler is a welcome development.

The online system provides a service that's easy to use and which helps to cut down the time it takes for applications to be received and processed.

This is part of our wider commitment to enhance services for our communities and I'm sure the new system will be both well received and widely used."

Any enquiries about the new process can be emailed to:

or call 01292 616 253 (office hours: 8.45 – 4.45 Mon-Thu, and 8.45- 4.00 on Fridays).

Further guidance on submitting applications to South Ayrshire Council is available here.

The ebuilding portal is available here. 

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