Demolition of buildings
How to apply if you need to give us notice that you plan to demolish a building or part of a building
If you plan to demolish a building or part of a building, you must give us at least six weeks’ notice.
When you don’t need to give us notice
You don’t need to tell us if you’re planning to demolish:
- an internal part of a building, where the building is occupied and it is intended that it should continue to be occupied
- a building smaller than 50m3 (external volume)
- a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage, where they form part of a larger building
- an agricultural building, unless it forms part of a building with other uses
Give notice to demolish a building or part of a building
You must not start work until we've issued a demolition notice, or six weeks has passed since you submitted your form.
You'll need a 1:1250 site location plan to upload to the form.
The demolition notice will include requirements and conditions that set out how the demolition should be carried out.
You may also need to get planning permission or prior approval to demolish a building.
Building Regulations and Standards
Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Appointments are at:
Tel: 0117 922 3000