DoE 10/95 and WO 31/95 (31 May 1995)
This circular gives revised guidance on planning controls over the demolition of certain buildings. This reflects changes in the scope of 'development' and alterations to permitted development rights.
Building operations include the demolition of buildings and the Secretary of State has power to make directions describing buildings for which demolition is not development.
The Circular contains the Town and Country Planning (Demolition - Description of Buildings) Direction 1995, which excludes from the definition of development most categories of building. As a result, planning control applies chiefly to the demolition of dwelling houses outside conservation areas and to gates fences wall etc within conservation areas.
Demolition constituting development is granted a general planning permission by Schedule 2 Part 31 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.
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