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Demolition

Labc LogoThis page contains the procedure that is followed to demolish buildings over 49.5 cubic meters, along with our online application form to submit, to comply with the requirements of Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.

When intending to demolish a building in excess of 49.5 cubic metres, official notice must be given to Building Control. This is usually a minimum of six weeks prior to the intended start date. You can request a copy of our standard demolition notification form. Alternatively you can complete and submit the notification form online using the link below.

In order for us to process this application you must also provide a 1:1250 location plan clearly indicating the buildings to be demolished. It must also show all adjacent properties and existing drainage systems to be sealed, together with a copy of the demolition contractor's method statement indicating safe methods of demolition.

Section 80 Demolition Notice

Demolition in Progress

Within six weeks of receiving this completed application, we will issue a Section 81 Demolition Notice setting out a number of conditions that have to be complied with during the demolition works necessary to maintain public safety and public amenity.

Building Control may also consult with the Environmental Health and Planning departments. Where necessary we may also consult Leicestershire County Council Highways, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Constabulary prior to the issuing of a demolition notice.

You must also notify all service providers such as gas, electric and water by sending them a copy of the notification form and location plan. This is so they can make arrangements with you for their services to be safely disconnected.

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