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Summarised below is a list of Council Services which are particularly relevant for businesses. Click on the subject headings, or read more to access detailed information, contacts and links.
If you would like to find out more about the wide range of services provided by Gosport Borough Council for local residents, please visit www.gosport.gov.uk.
The Council is responsible for collecting business rates in the Gosport area. The amount payable by each business depends on the Rateable Value of the premises and a number of other factors, including exemptions and reliefs.
Building Control Services are responsible for controlling the quality of all building work in Gosport. They approve work on both commercial and domestic properties, whether they are new or existing, to ensure that it meets regulation standards.
The Council's Community Safety team works with the emergency services and other agencies to reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour within the Borough. Information and services are available to businesses affected by crime or interested in preventative measures.
The Environmental Health service provides a wide range of support for local businesses and their employees. This includes: health promotion; food hygiene in commercial premises; controlling noise pollution; health and safety enforcement and advice; licensing and pest control.
The Council's Planning Service is responsible for approving all planning applications in Gosport. This includes change of use and extensions, as well major developments, such as a new business park. They are also responsible for preparing and advising on planning policy.
The Streetscene team is responsible for keeping Gosport clean and tidy. They manage domestic waste management contracts and are responsible for recycling, control of fly tipping, abandoned vehicles and car parking enforcement.
The Council works in partnership with local tourism and leisure-related businesses to promote the Borough to visitors. Opportunities to network and access a range of practical advice are available through Gosport's Tourism Forum.