Any person intending to demolish a building or part of a building to which Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 refers must give the council notice of their intention using the Demolition Notice form below.
The Building Act 1984 contains provisions that enable local authorities to control demolition works for the protection of public safety and to ensure adjoining premises and the site are made good on completion.
Generally six weeks prior notice must be given to the Local Authority before demolition begins. Upon receipt of such a notice the Authority will respond with a counter notice listing a number of conditions which the person concerned must comply with (Building Act 1984, section 81).
You may need to check with the Planning Department to see if you require Planning Permission. Other restrictions may apply if the property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
The procedure to make a Demolition Notice is:
Properties in Adur (Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing or Sompting):
- If the property is in Adur please contact the Public Health & Regulation Team or use the Adur Demolition Notice form below:
- Demolition Notice form - Adur - to hand write (148KB)
Properties in Worthing:
- If the property is in Worthing please contact Building Control or use the Worthing Demolition Notice form below:
- Demolition Notice form - Worthing - to hand write (28KB)
Need assistance with this service?
Get in touch:
Adur properties: the Public Health & Regulation Team
Worthing properties: Building Control
Page last updated: 09 May 2023