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Apply to demolish a building

​​If the building you want to demolish is over 50 cubic metres you must submit a Section 80 Notice to us.  You'll also need to send us a location plan showing the building and adjoining streets.

Please submit your application 6 weeks before you intend to start work so we can assess and decide on any conditions which we may impose on the demolition work. The application fee is £164​.

Apply for Section 80 demolition (81​kb doc)​​​

Next steps after you've applied: Once you've submitted your application we'll consult with utility companies and adjoining owners and occupiers. After consultation we'll send you a Section 81 notice detailing our requirements about the demolition. You'll need to contact utility companies to stop their services supplying the building.

Are you demolishing a building and not redeveloping at the same time?

If you're demolishing a building and not redeveloping at the same time you must apply for planning permission and display a site notice.  

You must also prove to us you've displayed the site notice for 21 days out of the 28 day determination period; you can send this as a photo or a copy of the notice, including written confirmation of the date it was displayed on site. Download a site notice.

All buildings apart from listed buildings and those in conservation areas

The application fee is £80. Guidance and help notes for applying for demolition: Help with completing the application (19kb pdf) | Guidance notes (18kb)   

Apply for planning permission for demolition (247kb pdf)

Listed buildings

No fee applicable. Guidance and help notes for applying for demolition: Help with completing the application (45kb pdf) | Guidance notes (37kb pdf)| Listed building checklist.

Apply for listed building consent (261kb pdf)

Conservation areas

Guidance and help notes for applying for demolition: Help with completing the application (32kb pdf) | Guidance notes (25kb pdf) |

Apply for planning permission to demolish in a conservation area (253kb pdf)

Contact

01706 924327, 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday

Emergency: Out of office hours

Building Control
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU