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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.
Planning service charges

Planning services have introduced new charges for withdrawing planning applications that have not been validated. These charges are to recover administrative costs. The charge for Non-Major applications is £41.67 (£50 including VAT) and for Major applications, it is £125 (£150 including VAT).

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.


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