If you intend to demolish the whole or part of a building then
you will need to inform Building Control.
What should I do?
- We should receive notification no later than 6 weeks before
- Notification can be provided by letter, fax and email or by
submitting a Demolition Notice (Section 80 Form) which can be found
on the Building Control Documents page. The notification should
include a site plan in order to identify the buildings.
What happens now?
Once we have received notification we will send you a letter
outlining requirements that will need to be satisfied before and
during the demolition.
These requirements could include:
- To shore up the adjacent building/buildings.
- To weather proof the adjacent building exposed by the
- To repair and make good any damage to adjoining properties
caused by the demolition or by the negligent act or omission of any
person engaged in it.
- To remove all material and rubbish resulting from the
demolition and clearance of the site.
- To disconnect all sewer and or drains in or under the
- To remove any asbestos in accordance with current
Application Form to demolish a building -
Building Act 1984
The planning situation in
respect of demolitions has recently changed due to a Court of
Appeal ruling. This now means that the demolition of virtually all
buildings will require planning permission or prior approval;
before the ruling only dwellings were involved. The Government may
issue new legislation in the future but for now we recommend you
also contact the planning department in advance of any work
starting on site.