Chelmsford City Council

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Tell us if you intend to demolish a building

Inform us now

You need to tell us if you intend to demolish a building or part of a building, at least six weeks before the demolition.

You don’t need to tell us if you are going to demolish:

  • a small building that is less than 50 cubic metres
  • certain agricultural buildings

After you have told us you intend to demolish a building, we will send you a counter notice. You can’t demolish the building until you have received the counter notice.

To tell us that you intend to demolish a building, you will need:

  • the name and contact details of the person who will demolish the building
  • the name and contact details of the person who wants the demolition, if it is not the person demolishing the building
  • the location of the building to be demolished
  • the dates when the demolition will take place   

You will also need to submit a site plan showing:    

  • the site boundaries        
  • which buildings you are demolishing  
  • the buildings next to the building you are demolishing  
  • the location of drains and sewers that you will seal, disconnect or remove

You can find information about planning permission and demolition on the Planning Portal.
 

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    Last updated: 09 November 2020

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