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Anyone wishing to demolish or partially demolish a building must notify us. We can then ensure that demolition works are carried out safely.

Most buildings cannot be demolished without a Demolition Notice. This is a legal process under the Building Act and should be submitted six weeks before starting work. When we receive a demolition notice we will send back a list detailing safety conditions that should be followed. This includes:

  • the weathering and shoring of adjacent buildings
  • a ban on the burning of any materials on site
  • minimise the effect on adjoining properties
  • ensure site is safe and secure.

As part of the demolition notice, you must also notify adjoining owners and statutory bodies including:

  • Southern Gas Network
  • Southern and Scottish Power Energy Distribution
  • Open Reach (formerly BT).

This service is free of charge.

Apply for a demolition notice and email to

Planning permission

You may also need planning permission for your proposed work, especially if the building is listed or within a conservation area. Contact

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Contact information

Building Control

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Officers are primarily based away from the office so please make an appointment if you require an “in person” meeting or before visiting the office