FOI request (FOIR-538964355)
Summary of unsafe structures
Requested Sun 13 August 2023
Responded Fri 18 August 2023
This freedom of information request is for the following information.
Please list all instances on record (maximum 100 years) of:
1. All planning applications that were approved, where works began, and where works were subsequently stopped (at any point) due to structural issues and/or building concerns and/or safety concerns (even if works later continued).
2. All planning applications that were approved, works began and were completed, and then there were subsequent structural and/or building concerns raised after the build was complete.
3. List of all unsafe structures reported to the council (independent of any planning information).
For all the above, where applicable, please give:
a. The original planning reference number.
b. The details of the structural, building, or safety concern.
c. What actions were taken to address the concern.
d. Whether or not the original build was completed safely in the end.
e. If, and how, any neighbouring properties were affected.
f. Who reported the concern (buildings control, contractor team, member of the public/neighbour, council employee, and so on).
g. The date the concern was raised.
h. The date the concern was investigated.
i. The date the concern was deemed fully resolved.
j. The name of the company who were undertaking the original planned works.
k. The name of the company who undertook any required remedial works.
l. Whether any insurance claim was made by any party involved, including the council (if this information is held).
m. Whether legal action was taken by any party.
n. The financial cost (to the council, and to any other party) of making good any issues that required fixing.
Please email the information in a spreadsheet.
Hastings Borough Council holds no information in respect of this request.
The requested information would be held by Building Control. This service is provided by the East Sussex Building Control Partnership based at Wealden District Council, please see below link where you can find information in respect of dangerous structures:
Freedom of Information