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

2 Answers

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


Member since 7 Jun 2008

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

Beamish Construction Services

Member since 4 Nov 2010

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