Dangerous buildings are controlled by the Council under Sections
77 and 78 of the Building Act 1984.
If the building or structure poses a potential danger to the safety
of people, we take the appropriate action to remove the danger. We
have legal powers to require the owners of buildings or structures
to remedy the defects or we direct our contractors to carry out
works to make the building or structure safe. In addition, we
provide advice to the Fire Brigade and Police in cases of
potentially unsafe structures.
Reporting a dangerous building
You can contact Building Control
, during office hours by
telephoning 01695 585136 or by completing the
dangerous building online form.
Under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 anyone intending to
carry out demolition work is required to notify the Council. This
generally applies to the demolition of any building or part of a
building greater than 50 cubic metres.
Notice of demolition
Notice should be given in writing.
It should include details of the building to which it relates
and the works of demolition intended to be carried out. The Council
then has six weeks to respond with appropriate notices and
consultation under Sections 81 and 82 of the Act. This process
normally only takes a few days.
Demolition works may impact on wildlife in and around