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Submit a notice of demolition, including details of your responsibilities when demolishing a building and how to report someone demolishing a building without permission.
If you intend to demolish the whole or part of a building you are legally required to inform the council's building control team by applying for a 'demolition notice'.
The Building Act 1984 contains provisions that enable local authorities to control demolition works for the protection of public safety and to ensure the site and adjoining premises are made good on completion of the demolition. We do this by issuing a 'notice of conditions' that requires certain works to be undertaken to achieve these aims.
Work not requiring a demolition notice
You do not need to notify us if you are planning to demolish:
Apply and pay for a demolition notice
The fee for a demolition application is £220 which must be paid during the online application by debit or credit card.
Once we receive an application for demolition works, we will issue a counter notice, and undertake site visits to ensure the demolition is carried out safely.
Copies of the demolition notice will also be sent to the following groups:
You may be required to:
Already started to demolish? Stop and read...
You must stop work immediately and contact us for advice.