19 Dec 2018
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Do You Need A Permit Or Planning Permission For Demolition?


Learn The Answers With Ryan Colson


There are hundreds of reasons as to why a property owner would decide to demolish a building. Maybe you’re a homeowner, whose garage has fallen into disrepair and feel a garden could work better instead. Perhaps you’re a business owner who deserves a building to match your fast-paced industry. Or maybe, you’ve been just plain unlucky and have found an array of faulty wiring and damaged integral structures meaning it would be better to just scrap the lot and build anew. Whatever your reason, it’s important to know the rules and regulations when starting such a project, and one of the most common questions we receive is: “Do I need a permit or planning permission for demolition?”


The short answer of this is: It depends. It all comes down to the type of building being demolished. Here at Colson Transport, we want to make your life a little easier, so you know exactly what you need to get the demolition process going.


Our CEO, Ryan Colson, is an expert in waste disposal solutions and demolition services. Below, he gives his answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about demolition.


Do I need planning permission to demolish my house?


Ryan Colson says:

“Demolition of a property is normally not classed as “development” so in most cases planning permission is not usually needed, however you will need to get a demolition permit. It is useful to note however, that you will need to contact your local planning authority beforehand to let them know of your intention to demolish so that they can be involved with the process.”


Do I need planning permission to demolish a non-listed commercial building?


Ryan Colson says:

“For non-listed commercial buildings, you will need to approach the council so that they can be involved with the process as, again, a demolition permit is required. You will also need to make sure you have the asbestos reports disconnect reports so that the demolitions company is as informed as possible.”


Do I need planning permission to demolish a listed building?


Ryan Colson says:

“When it comes to listed buildings then once again, the local planning authority will need to be involved from the beginning, as well as the Heritage society due to the significance of the building.

We want to help your demolition process and make it as easy as possible. Colson Transport are specialists in waste management and recycling processes, and have a range of services to accompany any demolition project, from grab hire to commercial property clearance.”


If you’re still unsure about your permit needs, feel free to get in contact with us here at Colson Transport and we’ll help to guide you through the process.


Call us now to speak to a member of the Colson team: 01773 765 720