Demolition of buildings in Southampton and Eastleigh

The Building Control Service controls demolition work. After a Notice of Demolition is submitted, we will issue a Counter Notice detailing any measures to be undertaken and will visit the site to ensure that precautions are in place to safeguard the public.

Before you make a demolition application

If you are undertaking demolition work you must provide Building Control with notice of certain stages of the work, These are as follows:

  • At least 48 hours notice must be given before disconnecting, sealing or removing drains and sewers on the site
  • At least 24 hours notice must be given before making good disturbed ground
  • Notice of demolition is not required where the volume of the building to be demolished is less than 50m3

Planning Permission may also be required for demolition work.

Notice of demolition work

For more information contact Building Control or email building.control@southampton.gov.uk