Demolishing part or all of a building should be undertaken by a competent person or contractor. It is the owner's responsibility to make sure it is carried out in a safe manner and all relevant notifications are given.
You must give us at least 6 weeks' notice of any intended demolition work that involves all or part of any building, unless it is:
- as a result of a demolition order issued by the council
- an internal part of an occupied building that will continue to be occupied
- a building less than 50 cubic metres externally measured
- a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage, even if it is part of a larger building
- an agricultural building that is not contiguous to another building
Read our demolition application guidance for more information.
Fees and expenses
You don't have to pay a fee to give notice of a demolition.
We may recover any expenses we incur regarding the issue of a notice and any necessary inspection.
If the demolition is not part of an application made to us, an invoice for the sum of £80 will be issued to the person responsible for the demolition.
How to apply
There are 2 different ways to give notice of a demolition. We recommend using the online form.
You can complete our online application form, below.
Alternatively, the forms below can be downloaded, completed and sent with supporting documents by email.
Building control demolition application