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.
You may be liable to a fine, if you fail to submit the appropriate notice.
You may also need to:
- give notice to the gas, water and electricity suppliers and to adjoining owners/occupiers
- check for asbestos
- get planning permission.
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.
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 call Building control on 01483 743841. We will then inspect the building and make sure it is made safe.