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Buildings often fall into disuse or disrepair and are demolished to either make way for new developments or to remove a danger or eyesore. Persons wishing to demolish buildings in excess of approximately 50 cubic metres are required to give 6 weeks notification in writing, under Section 80 Notice of the Building Act 1984. A standard notice is obtainable from the Building Control Section. The return Section 81 Notice of the Building Act 1984 will then ensure that conditions are set for the following:

  • the statutory undertakers are notified (water, electricity, gas, etc), neighbouring residents are informed.

Any person who contravenes subsection 2 of Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

If you would like a Building Control Officer to telephone you to arrange an appointment or to discuss an enquiry, please complete the online General Enquiry form.

Contact Us

Building Control
West Somerset House
Killick Way

Telephone: 01984 635275

We are always looking for ways to improve the Building Control service. Please let us know what you think about our service by completing the Building Control satisfaction survey on our West Somerset Says website.