Demolitions - control and advice
The Building Standards team has a responsibility to deal with dangerous building situations whether the building is empty or in use.
If it is considered that a building is immediately dangerous, then powers exist to evacuate the building and/or adjoining areas and take action (including demolition works if necessary) to protect the public and adjacent property.
If you consider a building to be in a dangerous condition or you require further advice on demolishing a building then please contact your Development Services Area Office (within office hours) or the Emergency Helpline (after office hours on 08451 55 00 99).
Demolition in a conservation area
If you wish to demolish a Listed Building you require Listed Building Consent (this applies whether it is inside or outside a conservation area). Listed Building Consent is not the same as planning permission, which you may also need to alter the building.
If you wish to demolish a building that is not ‘listed’ but it is inside a conservation area, this will normally require Conservation Area Consent. You will need to give reasons for the demolition and submit detailed plans for the existing buildings as well as the replacement buildings if any are proposed.
You should contact your local planning office to find out how to go about applying for these consents, or you can click on planning application forms to download information, including relevant forms for Listed Building Consent or Conservation Area Consent.
For more information contactBuilding Standards & Safety
Tel: 08451 55 11 22 Contact Building Standards & Safety online
By Post: Fife Council, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY
East Area Building Standards and Safety
Tel: (01334) 659334 Contact East Area Building Standards and Safety online
By Post: Fife Council, County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
Central Area Building Standards and Safety
Tel: (01592) 583350 Contact Central Area Building Standards and Safety online
By Post: Fife Council, Forth House, Abbotshall Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1RU
West Area Building Standards and Safety
Tel: (01383) 609120 Contact West Area Building Standards and Safety online