A structural survey is required for any application involving the conversion of buildings to residential, commercial or tourism use where the conversion is dependant on the substantial retention and re-use of the existing structure.
Where alteration/demolition is proposed this must be clearly shown on the floor plans and elevations of the proposal and be cross referenced in the Structural Survey.
A Structural Survey is also required for any application involving demolition of the whole or part of a listed building or building in a conservation area where such demolition is sought for reasons of structural safety/instability.
A Structural Survey investigates the suitability of a building for re-use and must accurately detail the physical condition of existing buildings and the extent of demolition, re-building and repair required as part of any conversion works.
Drawings must include scaled sections and coloured or hatched plans identifying building fabric to be demolished, rebuilt or repaired.