Give us notice of a demolition

Anyone who intends to demolish a building that is not exempt must give us notice to by filling in and returning the form below:

Demolition notice form

The demolition work should only commence once: 

  • section 81 notice has been served, which will set out the conditions for the demolition.
  • The 6 week period has expired without any notification from us. 


Buildings exempt from demolition control include:

  • Buildings having an external size of less than 50m³ (Note that this is less than the average double garage).
  • A conservatory, shed or garage that forms an extension to a building.
  • Buildings used solely as agricultural buildings.
  • Work in occupied buildings where it is intended that it should continue to be occupied.

Listed Buildings

If the demolition relates to a listed building or is in a conservation area, please contact our Design, Heritage and Specialist services team on


If any asbestos materials are found then the Health and Safety Executive should be contacted immediately to ensure safe removal and disposal.