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You are advised to contact the Development Control team prior to commencing demolition on any building, as you may be required to obtain prior approval for the demolition from the Council.

Such prior approval may not be required where demolition is:

  • Urgently necessary in the interests of health or safety, on a condition that the developer gives a written justification of the demolition to the local planning authority as soon as reasonably practicable;
  • Taking place on land for which planning permission for redevelopment has been granted or deemed to be granted;
  • Required as a result of a demolition order, made under Part IX of the Housing Act 1985, or in a clearance area declared under Section 289 of the same Act;
  • Required as a result of an enforcement notice issued under Part VII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;
  • Required as a result of an order requiring the removal of the building made under Section 102 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;
  • Required by virtue of a planning agreement or obligation made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; or
  • Required or permitted under any other legislation.

These permitted development rights do not affect, and are not affected by, any requirement to notify intended demolition of a building to the Council's Building Control Department (please note: this service is a partnership with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council) under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.

Furthermore, you should contact the Council's Environmental Health Team regarding the hours of demolition and minimising dust or vibration to neighbouring properties as the Council has legal powers under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to serve notices to limit operations where any such problems arise.

Last updated Monday, 24th May 2021

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