When intending to demolish a building or part of a building, notice must be be given to the Local Authority. You should usually give a minimum of six weeks notice before work starts. The Council can make certain conditions about such things as the sealing of drains and the support and weatherproofing of adjacent buildings.
The notice must clearly show the premises or part to be demolished and have a copy of a suitable location plan showing the premises, adjacent buildings and roads.
A copy of the notice my also need to be forwarded to: -
- Occupiers of nearby buildings
- Utility companies likely to be affected
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The prior written approval of the relevant Planning Authority may also be required for some demolition works. You are advised to check with either Craven District Council or The Yorkshire Dales National Park Planning Authority as appropriate before starting any demolition works.
You should also contact North Yorkshire County Council Highways Department about any works or fencing affecting any footpaths or highways, or excavations in the Highway.
You will become legally liable for any damage caused to any highway or footpath or drain caused during the demolition works.