The Building Act 1984 allows local authorities to control demolition works for:
- the protection of public safety and amenity
- to ensure adjoining premises and the site are made good when demolition has ended.
If you intend to demolish a building, you are must notify us.
Complying with the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 applies to all demolition works. Complying with the Party Wall etc Act 1996 applies for works to party walls, party fence walls and party structures.
Additional information may be needed when you submit a demolition application. This might include:
- a method statement
- consulting with the Development Control team when the building is to be demolished.
If any temporary road closures or alteration to pedestrian routes are necessary, please seek advice about traffic.
What happens next?
When we have received your application, we may visit the building. This is to determine whether conditions need to be imposed to:
- control the process of demolition
- the remedial works needed on adjoining buildings
- the effect on services
- the treatment of the site when finished.
Our Asset Management team will inspect the condition of the existing pavements and road surface. This is so that any damage as a result of the demolition may be reinstated. This will be at the expense of the person carrying out the demolition.
We have 6 weeks to issue our notice of conditions, but will aim to do this earlier wherever possible. It is unlawful to start demolition until this notice is given.
Inspections will be made during the course of demolition and on completion, to ensure the conditions we impose are met.
We will charge you to recover expenses incurred for undertaking surveys and for issuing the notice of conditions.