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Building Control - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

What businesses need to know about making changes to their premises.

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Retailers, cafes, leisure departments, cinemas, health services and banks are just some of the service providers who use local authority planning and building control services.

From October 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places a legal duty on all those who provide services to the public to make reasonable adjustments to the physical environment of their premises to ensure that disabled people can access their goods, services and facilities.

Therefore, businesses and service providers need timely, accurate and authoritative advice and information to help them meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

If you require information about disabled access please contact our Disabled Access Officer on 01268 206909.


Whether or not your building project requires Building Regulations Approval you may still need:

Planning Permission, Listed Building Consent, Conservation Area Consent, for more info & advice see Basildon Council Planning Department

You may also need:

Landlords Consent, Party Wall  Agreement, Water & Sewage Companies Agreement

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