The council’s Building Control team oversees demolition work in Leeds in order to keep the public safe and ensure adjoining buildings and the site are made good on completion.

Prior approval under Planning is required before any demolition work takes place, unless the demolition is covered by another planning application.

Permission is not required to demolish:

  • buildings with a volume of less than 50 cubic metres
  • greenhouses
  • conservatories
  • prefabricated garages and sheds

Give notice of demolition

You must give us notice of plans to demolish a building by submitting a Section 80 notice form at least six weeks in advance.

We will visit the site and issue a notice of conditions to ensure that precautions are in place to safeguard the public.

Please send us your application by post or email.


Applications cost £200. Once your application has been received and accepted, we will give you an application reference number. You will need this before making your payment.

Pay online

Pay for a Section 80 notice application online External link

Pay by telephone

Payments can be made over the phone with a debit or credit card. Contact us to make your payment.

Pay by cheque

Cheques should be made payable to Leeds City Council. Please include your application reference number and post to us.

Contact us



0113 378 6006
(8.30am - 5pm Mon to Fri, voicemail outside of these hours)


Building Control
Leeds City Council
9th Floor, Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre