THE Royal Borough is to part ways with a shared building control service with a neighbouring local authority for in-house service.

After July 1, the council will be splitting with the shared Building Control Solutions at Wokingham Borough Council after five-years.

The in-house building control service carries out building inspections and checks important features while works or alterations to the blocks are taking place on homes or commercial premises.

These cover a building’s structure and fire safety.

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The decision to bring the service back in-house has been made as the existing building control shared service agreement is ending.

Councillor David Coppinger (Con: Bray), cabinet member for planning, environmental services, and Maidenhead, said: “I am pleased to see the return of building control as an in-house service at the Royal Borough.

“Having a dedicated local service enabling the council to provide support for our residents and businesses can only be beneficial. Some of the team within building control services already oversee building work in our borough, so some residents may be familiar with them already.”

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The service will continue to be provided by Wokingham Borough Council until Wednesday, June 30.

Questions regarding the building control service can be emailed to