If the building you want to demolish is over 50 cubic metres you must submit a Section 80 Notice to us. You'll also need to send us a location plan showing the building and adjoining streets.
Please submit your application 6 weeks before you intend to start work so we can assess and decide on any conditions which we may impose on the demolition work. The application fee is £180.
Next steps after you've applied: Once you've submitted your application we'll consult with utility companies and adjoining owners and occupiers. After consultation we'll send you a Section 81 notice detailing our requirements about the demolition. You'll need to contact utility companies to stop their services supplying the building.
Demolishing a building and not redeveloping at the same time
If you're demolishing a building and not redeveloping at the same time you must apply for planning permission and display a site notice.
You must also prove to us you've displayed the site notice for 21 days out of the 28 day determination period; you can send this as a photo or a copy of the notice, including written confirmation of the date it was displayed on site. The following forms and help:
- Planning permission for demolition.
- Planning permission to demolish in a conservation area.
- Demolition site notice.
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planning application forms, checklists, help and guidance.
If you are proposing to make alterations to a listed building you'll need
listed building consent.