A NEW app will help it become easier to book building control site inspections.

Developed by Local Authority Building Control, the free app allows builders and householders to contact the council’s building control team at any time of the day, via a smart phone or tablet.

The app uses a global positioning system to pinpoint the site and the correct building control authority before sending the inspection request straight through to the Cotswold team.

Cllr Sue Coakley, the CDC Cabinet Member responsible for building control, said: "We are always looking for ways to make it easier and more convenient for people to contact us.

"Builders are often out on site early in the morning and will not have access to a computer, so being able to send an inspection appointment request immediately by phone is ideal for them.”

The main purpose of building control is to ensure that regulations are followed so that health and safety is not compromised.

Each year 5,000 inspections are carried out across the district.

To install the app visit labc.co.uk/app or for more information email building.control@cotswold.gov.uk or phone 01285 623537.