Dangerous Structures and Demolitions

Dangerous Structures

If you believe that a building or structure may be dangerous, Building Control is available to attend 24 hours a day.

To notify us phone the Council on 01755 761161 and inform the operator that you believe a building to be dangerous giving as much information as possible, or fill out the details in our Dangerous Structure Report form if it is not an emergency.

If the Dangerous Structure is thought to be an immediate danger the Council might rectify the problem itself and charge the owner of the building for this service.


Under section 80 of The Building Act 1984 if you wish to carry out a demolition you must submit a Demolition Notice this can be done online Section 80 Application Form

Demolition should not be commenced until six weeks have elapsed from submission of a Section 80 Notice, or a receipt from us of a Section 81 Notice, whichever is sooner. Any person doing so renders themselves liable to prosecution and a fine of £500.

For more information see our Icon for pdf Demolition factsheet [12.02KB]

For further health and safety advice please see the Health and Safety Executive website.

For specific advice relating to the removal of Asbestos please see the Asbestos information on the Health and Safety Executive website.