Don't become an unwitting victim of our complicated British planning and building regulations. Be aware that un-authorised alterations or demolition of a listed building is a criminal offence under Section 9 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Deliberate damage of a listed building is a criminal offence under Section 59 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
It is also a criminal offence to contravene the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (as amended); the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, 2000; the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (NERC, 2006); and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010).
Wildlife surveys are now invariably requested during the planning process. These can only be carried out by licenced ecologists and take time to set up and record. This can cause delay.
The discovery of asbestos during the process will undoubtedly cause delay.
Under The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 a non-domestic Client is responsible for:
A family trust or business is treated as a non-domestic client.
The Bayliss Building Consultancy can help you navigate your way through such issues.