Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Legal (as opposed to) illegal demolition

The house at 246 Stokes St (cnr Farrell) has gone. This house definitely fell into the 'structurally unsound' category. It was practically falling down.
Two three storey town houses will be built on the site. This is what the standard planning permit condition requires for demolition, particularly where there is building fabric to be retained.

'Prior to the commencement of the works permitted by this permit, including any demolition works, a fully detailed ‘demolition method statement’ must be submitted to and approved by the responsible authority. When approved, the statement will be endorsed and will then form part of the permit. The ‘demolition method statement’ must fully describe and clearly demonstrate that the construction methods to be used on site will ensure that the building fabric required to be retained on the plan approved under Condition 1 of the permit will be safeguarded during and after the demolition process has occurred.'