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Building Control

Dangerous buildings and demolitions


We respond to all reports of dangerous buildings, walls and structures within the areas of Blackburn with Darwen or Burnley on a 24 hour 365 day a year basis.  We try to inspect immediately any building or structure reported as being dangerous.  These can be caused by general dilapidation, fire, vehicular accident, gas explosion, etc


 If the building or structure poses a potential danger to the safety of people, we take the appropriate action to remove the danger.  In addition, we provide advice on the structural condition of buildings during fire fighting to the Fire brigade, or to the Police in the case of vehicular damage.


Dangerous buildings are controlled by the Council under sections 77 and 78 of the Building Act 1984.


How to report a dangerous building

If you perceive the building to be an immediate risk to public safety please contact us in person, by telephone 01254 505022, 8.30 - 5.00pm or at other times 07970 841192.



Demolition works

Under section 80 of the Building act 1984 anyone intending to carry out demolition work in the borough is required to notify the council.


Please contact us for further information: tel: 01254 505022


Blackburn Office: 01254 505022   Burnley Office: 01282 477269                                                           Pennine Lancashire Building control service is managed and controlled by Blackburn with Darwen and Burnley Borough Councils