Demolition job — permission only required for demolition of buildings larger than 50m3 GEA

By Roy Pinnock

The government has published a new demolition direction, which confirms that permission is only required for the demolition of buildings larger than 50m³ GEA. This reflects the position following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the R (Save Britain’s Heritage) v CLG [2011]. The court was concerned in Save that by carving out various buildings (including those that were listed, in a conservation area or non-residential), the previous 1995 direction avoided proper consideration of the need for environmental impact assessment (EIA). EIA is not required for listed-building or conservation-area consents.

The publication of the new direction is a reminder that when demolishing buildings, owners need to be aware of the current position…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Dentons briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer


1 Fleet Place

Qualified lawyers: 51
Partners: 12
Offices: 4

(International Top 50)