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Partner Authority Scheme

The purpose of LABC Partnering is to give a company a one to one relationship with a local authority of their choice. It allows them to carry out the plan checking of all projects in one place.

LABC has more than 2500 successful national partnerships with construction companies and professional advisers.  It is a practical approach to getting building regulation approval.

It allows the company (called a Partner Company) to link with their preferred authority (the Partner Authority) for the plans approval of all or some of its projects.  This removes inconsistency, uncertainty and delays.  The benefits to the client include a single point of contact and a consistent interpretation.  Here at Swansea we have dedicated officers for the plan checking process.

Site inspections are carried out by the local authority where the project is.  They will carry out any local consultations.

Registering the Partnership is straightforward.  You should decide which authority you wish to partner then fill in a Partner Authority Scheme ApplicationOpens new window.  This is then sent to LABC where it will be registered.  

For information on any of the above please contact Jackie Davey, Business Development Officer on (01792) 635636 or email

Current partners

The following is a list of companies currently partnered with Swansea Building Control under the scheme,

A.D.I. Designs
A.P. Architecture and Planning Ltd
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Andrew Scott Ltd.
Atom Architecture
Bambridge Loft Conversions
Bay Planning
Boyes Rees Architects
Brian Perman
Buckmaster Batcup Architects Ltd
Castell Bach Engineering Ltd
Coastal Housing Association
D.P. Architecture
Dragon 24 LLP
Dragon Home Conversions
Elgin Architecture & Design
First Choice Housing Association Ltd
Gillies Henning & Associates
Grŵp Gwalia Cyf
Hurley & Davies
Huw Griffiths Architects
Hyde & Hyde Architects
Interserve Project Services Ltd
i Plan Architecture Ltd
James and Nicholas Engineers and Architects
Liberty Properties plc
MOAT Studio
Moore Interiors (Wales) Ltd
MTH Associates
Pencilmarks (Mark Sheehan Building Consultancy)
Persimmon Homes (Wales) Ltd
Stephen Waldron Architects
Stride Treglown Davies
Swansea University
Tom Jones Complete Building Services
University of Wales Trinity Saint David - SA1 Project Team
V J Bailey (Port Talbot) Ltd
W Griffiths

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