Demolition Notice

Guidance notes

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This form is to be filled in by the person who intends to carry out the demolition or the applicant.

  1. The demolition works are exempt from notification if any of the following apply:
    • The demolition is being carried out in relation to PART IX of the Housing Act 1985 i.e. slum clearance
    • The demolition is of an internal part of a building, where the building is occupied
    • The building has a cubic content of no more than 50m, measured externally
    • The building to be demolished is a conservatory, greenhouse, shed or prefabricated garage that forms part of a larger building.
    • The building to be demolished is an agricultural building unless it is near/touching another building which is not an agricultural building, or a building mentioned in Points 3 and 4 above.

  2. The person notifying the Local Authority of the demolition works, has a duty to send a copy of the notice to:
    • The owners/occupiers of any building adjacent to the site
    • Public gas supplier
    • Public electricity supplier
    • Water Authority

  3. Demolition works can legally commence upon receipt of a Counter Notice issued by the Local Authority or after the elapse of six weeks from the date of notification.

  4. The Counter Notice will contain requirements set by the Local Authority of how the demolition is to be undertaken.

  5. If the building is 'listed' or falls within a 'conservation area', planning permission for the demolition will be required and demolition works must not commence before this is granted.

  6. Please submit one copy of this form together with a location plan scale 1:1250 with the site boundaries clearly defined.

  7. If demolition work commences without the appropriate notice being given to the Local Authority, an offence will have been committed which could result, upon summary conviction to a fine not exceeding Level 4 on the standard scale at the Magistrate's Court under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.

  8. Demolition works must be carried out in accordance with the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007. It is the responsibility of the Client and Contractor to ensure the regulations are met and that the Health and Safety Executive are notified of the demolition where appropriate.

  9. If the building to be demolished is attached to a neighbouring property, guidance should be sought in relation to the Party Wall Act 1996.

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