Building Control

You can report a dangerous building, wall or structure to us and we'll inspect it as soon as we can.

If it's causing a potential hazard for the public we'll take appropriate action to make it safe.

If you're the building owner, you'll be responsible for all the costs involved in making the building safe. If we're unable to contact you we may have to carry out immediate work to remove the danger to the public without your permission, and claim the costs back from you.

How to make a report to us

For emergencies you should call (01226) 772678 or 772679 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm except Bank Holidays. Outside of these times you'll need to call (01226) 773555.

If you don't consider the structure to be causing an immediate danger, you can email us at and we'll arrange to visit the location.


If you're planning to demolish a building you'll need to contact us for approval so that we can make sure the work is monitored and doesn't cause any risk to public safety. Read more about demolishing buildings