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Prior Notification - Demolition

Prior Notification - Demolition Checklist and Form

Demolition of any building which, measured externally is more than 50 cubic metres in volume, requires planning permission. The Government grants planning permission for the demolition of most buildings subject to a 28 day prior notification procedure. If you are uncertain about whether this option is available to you, please contact us.

Please download the Prior Notification - Demolition Form (PDF) (opens in new window)

Please make sure your application includes all the right information, or it will be judged as invalid.

Application requirements

We recommend you provide:

  • Completed form
  • Existing and proposed plans
  • Site location plan 

You will always need:

  • Written description of the proposal
  • A statement that the applicant has displayed a site notice in accordance with A.2(b) Schedule 2, Part 31 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995
  • Correct fee

For more details about when we need the information above, and what we expect, please see our guidance notes.

Application guides

Our guidance notes form part of our validation checklists. They provide further details about what information we require with an application.