Dangerous structures

The Building Control Service operates a 24 hour, 365 day emergency service that will take immediate action if required to protect the public from a dangerous structure.

 If you wish to report a dangerous structure, please telephone Doncaster Council's Building Control service, immediately:

  • tel: (01302) 734848 during office hours or (01302) 341628 after hours. (Faxes and e-mails are not appropriate due to the inevitable time delay in directing them to the appropriate officer)
  • email: building.control@doncaster.gov.uk
  • address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Once a report is received, an experienced building control officer will visit the site as soon as possible to assess the danger and associated risks.

If immediate action is needed to remove the danger, e.g. a wall is in danger of collapse, Section 78 of the Act gives us the power to have the danger removed, e.g. the structure demolished or barricaded off.

If (as is often the case) the structure is found to be in poor condition but not dangerous at the time of inspection, we can advise the owner, or serve notice under Section 77, by applying to the Magistrate's Court to have him/her undertake repairs within a reasonable time.

Last updated: 19 December 2016 16:52:15