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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. 

How to apply to demolish a building

It's FREE to apply for a Section 80 demolition.

  1. Complete the application form below and submit it us with a location plan showing the building and adjoining streets. Make sure you submit these at least 6 weeks before you intend to start work.
  2. We'll consult with utility companies and adjoining owners and occupiers. 
  3. 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.
Section 80 demolition application form (218kb pdf)​​​

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.

Listed buildings alterations or demolition

If you are proposing to make alterations to a listed building, you'll need listed building consent.


01706 924327

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Building Control
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU