PEOPLE applying to Bradford Council to demolish a building will now have to pay a charge.

The Council is planning to implement a number of charges for Building Control services - a department that ran almost £200,000 in the red last year.

The changes will be discussed by the Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee tomorrow morning. A report to members advises them to approve charged for demolition applications, works relating to safety at sports grounds and additional inspections relating to Building Regulations Applications.

The services are currently offered without charge.

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A report to the committee says: "For the financial year 2018/19, Building Control Services had an income of£888,728. In the same year the costs of the service were £1,080,087, creating a deficit of £191,359."

It reveals that staff levels in the Building Control department have fallen from 68 to 28 in the last 10 years.

If approved demolition applications would cost £200, similar to what is charged in Leeds Council and additional inspections of building regulation applications would see people charged £49.79 an hour.

The charges could bring in an extra £77,000 a year.

The Committee meets in City Hall at 10am.