Online Planning applications (Public Access) – limited availability 5pm 26 March to 8am 1 April 2019
You can still see planning records and information about applications on our Public access webpage, but the information available will be frozen from the evening of Tuesday 26 March 2019. Between 26 March and 1 April you will not be able to comment on applications online, but you will be able to make comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and building control system - offline from 27 to 31 March 2019
We will be unable to acknowledge, register or issue decisions on any applications during this period. Applications submitted during this time will be processed in the week commencing 1 April 2019 by West Suffolk Council. We apologise for any inconvenience.
You will need a demolition permit in order to carry out a demolition. Before a permit is issued you will need to provide us with a 'notice of intended demolition' form. Along with this form you will need to supply site plans and details of the method of demolition.
When we have received the notice we will send a surveyor to inspect the site. A demolition permit (sometimes called a counter notice) may then be issued. We aim to issue permits within six weeks of receiving a notice of intended demolition. You can find full details and a notice of intended demolition form in our guidance notes on demolitions
If you decide to demolish a building you may not necessarily get planning permission to rebuild, even if the existing building is damaged due to fire or storms. For more information visit: Planning Portal, demolition