Gloucestershire Building Control Partnership

Dangerous Structures

Reporting a dangerous structure

Stroud area

Telephone: 01453 766 321 and select option 4 then option 2 during office hours. Out of hours emergencies must be reported through message link: telephone:01453 222 104.


Gloucester area

Telephone: 01453 766 321 and select option 4 then option 2 during office hours. Out of office hours emergencies must be reported though the emergency call centre on: 01452 396 220.


Where a building or structure is in such a condition that it may place people in danger; the Council have legal powers to investigate, and to require that it be made safe. Typical examples would be walls which are leaning or unstable and loose roof tiles.


In order to be considered dangerous, a building or structure must actually pose a threat of causing harm to a person. Buildings which are dilapidated would not necessarily therefore be considered dangerous, and minor items (damaged timber fencing panels for example) are also unlikely to qualify.

Where a dangerous building or structure is investigated, the action that is required will usually take one of two forms:


Note that in both cases we can only require the minimum amount of work necessary to make the building or structure safe, and we will attempt to recover any costs we incur in doing so from the building owner.

Investigating reported dangerous structures

Our aims are to:


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Latest news release published: 28/04/2021