Demolition notification

It is an offence to start demolition works without giving the right notice. Conditions may need to be imposed, which can only be determined by our visit to the site prior to works starting.

In order to demolish a site in Coventry, you must return the demolition notice form, giving us 6 weeks' notice. This must show:

  • the building and details of the demolition works
  • the person undertaking the work
  • that the occupiers of adjacent buildings have been informed
  • compliance with the Party Wall Act has been achieved
  • that the gas, electricity and water supplies to the building have been terminated
  • drainage to the site has been sealed
  • how the site will be secured following completion

When we have received the notice, our Building Control surveyors will visit the site. We will also consult with Highways. The West Midlands Fire Service and the Health and Safety Executive may also be consulted.

Once approval for demolition is received, we will require:

  • adequate shoring, repair and weather proofing of adjacent buildings
  • the removal of material or rubbish

A copy of the demolition notice must also be sent to the utility companies for the building.

It is also a requirement that letters are sent to neighbours of the site providing details of the works and contact information.

Building control

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7683 2057