If you intend to demolish a building from one of the following categories, you must apply to us to check whether you will need prior approval for the method of demolition. This will be in addition to any other consent needed for demolition, such as listed building consent.
- demolition of a listed building
- a building in a conservation area
- building which is a scheduled monument
- a building that is not a dwelling house
- a building adjoining a dwelling house
Permitted development rights will apply. Therefore if the proposed development is not being carried out in conjunction with a planning application for the redevelopment of a site, you will need to submit a prior notification application to us for the following forms of demolition:
- any building which is a listed building
- any building in a conservation area
- any building which is a scheduled monument
- any freestanding domestic or non domestic building exceeding 50 cubic metres (measured externally)
- any non domestic building adjoining a dwelling house
- any dwelling house
If the demolition is being carried out in conjunction with a redevelopment project, the proposed demolition works should be included within the proposal and referred to in the description of the development.
The court of appeal has concluded that demolition works come within the scope of the EIA directive. The effect is that where demolition works are likely to have significant effects on the environment, we must issue a screening opinion on whether an environmental impact assessment is required.
Further information around demolition works can be found on the Planning Portal.
Make an online application for notification of proposed demolition.
Download an application form.