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Demolition & Clearing Question
How easy is it to demolish during bird nesting season?
I have a condition that I need to have an old house down before March 1st.... before I can build - I'm stuck waiting for the power to be disconnected - this may take me into March.... I think I'd need sign off that nothing is living in the attic if I demolish after March 1 - but are councils that picky????
Peter - many thanks for your kind response. Pity I'm building in Cambridgeshire you sounds like the man for the job!. Cheers Lisa
depends where you are and what or who is living in the loft if its your inlaws there might be objections
Answered 30th Jan 2012
Birds nests , newts , voles, bats , trees --- You can be cautioned/ arrested by the environmental protection officer for destroying their bit of your development at the wrong time of year !
Had to let an old workshop stand for 6 weeks in the middle of a flats development once, due to protected birds nests.
Normaly triggered by a complaint from a neighbour.
In your situation , you could look at having the electric meter fuses pulled ,[ made safe ] isolate and protect the feed in / meter , then start the soft strip out prior to demo , then get an L.A. inspection prior to full demo. of the shell keep a record.
Answered 31st Jan 2012