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Planning and Building Standards

About Building Standards and Public Safety

Building Standards contact, performance and public safety information.

Building Standards is one of several integral Services within the Planning, Property and Regeneration Service of the Environment Department.

The service is responsible for the administration and enforcement of statutory functions governing building regulations and dangerous buildings, structures, including vacant properties. The main functions are the health, safety and amenity of people in the built environment, conservation of fuel and power, facilities to and within buildings for people with disabilities and to further sustainable development. This is achieved by promoting compliance with specific legislation relating to buildings.

Additionally Building Standards provides discretionary services in response to enquiries about building and conveyancing matters. All our services, statutory and discretionary, are underpinned with a strong customer focus.

Building Standards deals with:

  • Processing Building Warrant Applications

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