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Planning permission

Some demolitions may require permission. Find out more at  planning permission

Arranging a demolition

If you want to demolish a building or part of a building greater than 50m3 in volume (exemptions apply), you must give us six weeks notice by either:

You'll also need to send us:

  • a location plan of the building and adjoining streets
  • a method statement for the demolition of larger buildings
  • a block plan outlining the building(s) to be demolished

There is a fee of £125.

  • once we have received your notice we may need to carry out a site inspection
  • we will then serve a Counter Notice. This sets out the conditions for doing the demolition
  • we send copies to utility service companies, gas, water and electricity suppliers and adjoining owners
  • we will arrange payment of your fee.
  • you can begin work after you have received the Counter Notice, or six weeks after you sent us the notice

Useful advice and information

Safe demolitions, best practise. Further information is available from the Health and Safety Executive. In some cases agreement must be reached with adjoining owners, see the Party Wall Act.