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Dangerous structures and unauthorised works

Some buildings and structures can become dangerous over time or due to factors such as fire, vandalism or impact from a vehicle. If a structure is reported to us, a surveyor will visit within 24 hours to inspect and where possible the owner and occupiers will be informed.

Depending on the result of the site visit, further action may be taken ranging from follow-up inspections to emergency partial or complete demolition.


If the structure appears to be an immediate threat to public safety, for example, something could fall on someone please call us on 01622 602701 or if it is outside of normal hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm) call 01622 602000.

Unauthorised building works

Unauthorised work is building work that has started without submitting a building regulation application.

If you do not know if an application has been submitted you can check using our application search. This will show if the work has already been reported. If it has not been reported, you can notify us using our report form above.