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Apply for a demolition notice

If you are planning to demolish a building or part of a building, you must submit a demolition notice to us, giving at least six weeks' notice.
Changes to the Scheme of Delegation

On 29 March 2023, members agreed changes to the Council’s constitution and scheme of delegation.

The new scheme will be applied to applications with a Statutory Start Date of 30 March 2023 or later.  The changes are:

  • 10 or more objections will be required to trigger a planning committee meeting 
  • A scheme with an amenity society objection will be referred to a Chairs’ Review meeting

What happens next

We will send you an acknowledgement on the day we receive your application, with your reference number.

Building or demolition work can cause problems for neighbours of the site. You can reduce or avoid causing any nuisance to the neighbours or action being taken by the Council, if you:

  • send a letter to the neighbours before work starts, telling them about the work and what to expect

  • give the neighbours a contact name and telephone number and keep them informed

  • deal promptly with any complaints received on site

  • keep dust, noise and smoke to a minimum.


Building Control

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