The Building Act 1984 allows local authorities to control demolition works for the protection of public safety and amenity and to ensure adjoining premises and the site are made good when demolition has ended. If you intend to demolish a building, you are required to notify us.
Compliance with the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 applies to all demolition works and to the Party Wall etc Act 1996 in respect of works to party walls, party fence walls and party structures.
Additional information may be required when submitting a demolition application such as:
• A method statement
• Consult 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 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 and the treatment of the site when finished.
Our asset management team will inspect the condition of the existing pavements and road surface so that any damage as a result of the demolition may be reinstated 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.
A charge will be made to recover expenses incurred for undertaking surveys and for issuing the notice of conditions.