The removal or Demolition of a building or structure that is larger than 50m³, requires notification to the Local authority under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984. The removal or demolition of a building or structure may also require Planning Consent, please see the Planning section of the website. Other legislation may also have implications e.g. Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) Regulations 2010 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). You are required to notify the Neighbours, Local Authority and service providers before commencing any demolition works. Informing any neighbours is also required under the Party Wall Act 1996.
A Demolition Notice or Section 80 Notice is a written statement to the local authority informing them of your intent and should include:
This should be submitted no less than 6 weeks prior to your intended commencement date.
The Local Authority have no more than 6 weeks to provide written acceptance of the notification, a Section 81 counter Notice. You may commence demolition if you receive our acceptance or Section 81 counter Notice prior to the end of the 6 week period. As part of our acceptance specific conditions relating to the demolition may be included.
Planning Help Desk
Building Control, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL
Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.