Building demolitions

Any person undertaking demolition work, where the volume of the building is equal to or greater than 50 cubic meters, must submit a notice under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 to the council.

The Building Control service controls demolition work under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.  We will issue a Counter Notice under Section 81 of the Building Act 1984 detailing any measures to be undertaken and will visit the site to ensure that precautions are in place to safeguard the public.

The Notice for Demolition should be made to us, six weeks prior to the intended demolition.

A person undertaking demolition work must provide Building Control with notice of certain stages of the work as follows:

  • At least 48 hours notice must be given before disconnecting, sealing or removing drains and sewers on the site.
  • At least 24 hours notice must be given before making good disturbed ground.

For further information or advice please contact Building Control on 023 9244 6571 or email

Planning permission

Planning Permission may also be required for demolition work. Please contact the Planning Department on 023 9244 6015 or email