Anyone intending to demolish a building is in most instances required to serve a notice on the Local Authority under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984. The notice should be accompanied by a location plan.
Building Control will then consult with the relevant parties and where appropriate consent to demolish will be issued together with any conditions, which must be complied with when the demolition is carried out.
It may also be necessary to obtain consent under the Town and Country Planning Act before the building is demolished.
For further advice on demolitions you should contact us on 01246 345817.
If you are concerned that a building or structure may be dangerous, you can contact the BCN Consultancy at any time. In the interest of public safety building control officers are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to give immediate attention to dangerous structures.
To notify us of a dangerous building please call us on 01246 345817 or 01246 345905 during office hours.
Where necessary the danger should be removed immediately and we will ensure that the work is carried out in the most suitable way. If we need to take this action in respect of your property we will make every effort to contact you first.
Removal of a danger can take many forms, from erecting barriers to demolition. What it does not include is re-building or replacement of like for like.
Our Out of Hours number is for true emergencies only where there is serious risk of harm being caused to you or other people. Call 01246 471574.
If an officer is unavailable you should call the emergency services on 999. For emergency repairs to Council property please see the relevant page of the telephone directory.