You can appeal to the Department for Communities and Local Government website (DCLG) against a decision of the Council to:
Regarding 1, 2 and 3 above, an appeal must be lodged with the DCLG within 56 days of the date of notification of the decision. With respect to 4, contravention notices, more information is given below
The Building Control Team can advise you on how to lodge an appeal.
Contravention of Building Regulations can be categorised as:
The Council has legal powers to deal with each type of contravention. Our building surveyors will seek co-operation in eliminating a contravention but failing this legal action will be taken. This is usually taken only as a last resort, after all other avenues of resolution have been exhausted.
Where the building work does not comply with the Regulation, as mentioned in 3, the Council is empowered to serve a Building Regulations Contravention Notice. The Notice will specify the contravention and the period of time - usually 28 days - within which work must be made good, altered or removed.
On receipt of a Contravention Notice there are four options
If you are in any doubt please don't hesitate to contact the Building Control Team.
Updated: 21 March 2014