Building Control policies

Building Control enforcement policy

The primary function of the Building Control service is to protect people’s health and safety in the built environment. This involves, among other things, enforcing:

  • The Building Act 1984
  • The Building Regulations and other allied legislation
  • The London Building Acts (Amendment Act) 1939 (or superseding similar legislation)
  • The Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975
  • Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987

In so doing, we aim to enforce in an equitable, practical and consistent manner.

Download the enforcement policy here(pdf, 36KB).

Building Regulations policy statement

The Council is of the opinion that the Building Regulation function can only be effectively performed on the under-mentioned basis, allowing operation to be exercised by the Building Control staff using their professional skill and judgement and subject to workload and staff availability.

Download the Building regulations policy statement here(pdf, 21KB).

Updated: 19 May 2017