At Holyrood yesterday Graham Simpson MSP (SCAUP) asked for an update on the performance of local authority building verfication services.

The response showed and improvement in the percentage of projects approved within 10 days of compliant details from 72.73% in Q3 2017/18 to 84.78% in Q2 of 2019/20.

This dramatic improvement must have been particularly welcome to builders and to their clients.

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I suspect the process will be even faster in England given their less rigorous demands and consequent flooded or burning housing.