Prior notification of proposed demolition (Part 31, Class A)

Important notes

Applications for prior approval for demolition should be submitted in accordance with the requirements in this checklist. If not, the application may be declared invalid and not determined or processing may be delayed.

If the application is submitted electronically one copy of the form and each of the drawings, plans and documentation will be required but 2 copies (1 original and 1 copy) will be required if the application is submitted in paper form.

Drawings should include information clearly stating the original size of the paper and include a scale bar indicating a minimum 0-10 metres. This is to enable them to be accurately read online. Plans marked with "do not scale" or any similar phrase will be returned as unacceptable as for planning purposes we must be able to scale from all drawings.

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National requirements

  • The correct fee.

  • A written description of the proposed development

  • A copy of a site notice which is signed and dated by or on behalf of the applicant to be displayed on the site containing the following information:
  • the name of the applicant

  • a description, including the address, of the building or buildings which it is proposed be demolished

  • a statement that the applicant has applied to the Local Planning Authority for a determination as to whether the prior approval of the authority will be required to the method of demolition and any proposed restoration of the site

  • the date on which the applicant proposes to carry out the demolition and

  • the name and address of the Local Planning Authority.

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Local requirements (reviewed 12 September 2014)

  • Tree survey/arboricultural implications assessment/method statement. Required if proposal is likely to affect trees within the application site or on land adjacent to the site, including street trees.

  • Biodiversity/ecology/wildlife survey including bat and badger surveys and mitigation. Required if proposal is likely to have an impact on wildlife and biodiversity.

  • Landscaping proposals.

  • Structural survey. Required where substantial demolition or excavation works are proposed.

  • Important Note: The application will not be made invalid for lack of this information, but failure to provide it, may be likely to lead to the refusal of the application.

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Apply online

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Printable application form

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Guidance on completing application form

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