The council has a responsibility and legal powers to respond to structures and dangerous buildings as they occur.
All buildings that appear to be dangerous, dilapidated and or neglected should be reported to the council. The matter will be treated with the utmost urgency.
The Building Control service operates a 24-hour call out service on 01724 297000.
If you intend to demolish a building over 49 square metres, under the Building Act 1984 you must apply for a demolition notice at least six weeks prior to work commencing.
Apply for notice to undertake demolition works [PDF, 144Kb]
Completed forms should be submitted to Building Control with the relevant location plan of the building and adjoining streets, the correct fee, together with a method statement for the demolition of larger buildings.
NOTE: Application fees for demolition are currently £61. VAT is not applicable.
For more information regarding demolition works please contact us:
The demolition may also require planning approval. You can find out more on the Planning Portal.
Dust, noise and smoke
If you require information regarding dust, noise and smoke contact our Environmental Health Team on 01724 297000.