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.

What 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.

What you need to do

You are required by law to give notice to:

  • Owners/occupiers of all other buildings adjacent to the building being demolished
  • Gas, water and electricity suppliers for the region.

You may also need to:

How to apply for a demolition notice

To apply for a demolition notice, you will need to complete our online form:

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 it to us.

We will then inspect the building and make sure it is made safe.

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