Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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Building control

The building control service is responsible for ensuring that all building work carried out within the borough complies with building regulations.

We deal with the construction of new buildings, change of use, alteration or conversion of existing buildings. We make sure that buildings are designed and constructed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings.

This is done by determining applications, after consultation with the fire authority where appropriate, within statutory time limits and inspecting the building work on site. We also impose conditions to preserve public safety and amenity in respect of demolition works and provide a 24/7 response to reports of alleged dangerous structures or buildings, acting to remove immediate danger where required.

We can provide expert advice on:

If you have any doubts about the work you are planning to do you should consult us first..