Demolish a building

If you plan to demolish a building, or a part of a building, then you must provide us with a demolition notice - at least six weeks before you do so.

We need to know:

  • What is being demolished
  • Who is doing the demolition
  • Who owns the building
  • The details of the person arranging the demolition

We also need a location plan of the building or structure (1:1250 scale preferred), showing the area where the work is being done.

If you fail to submit the appropriate notice you will be fined.

You may also need to:

What happens next

Once we have received a demolition notice, we will carry out a site survey to make sure the demolition process is handled correctly.

Demolition work can cause problems for road users and neighbours or businesses in close proximity to the site.

Dangerous buildings

If you feel a building is structurally dangerous and is a threat to public safety - for example buildings in danger of collapsing or with loose elements - please report it to us. We will then inspect the building and make sure it is made safe.

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