I need to open space by removing wall between two reception rooms. This is 1930s semi detached house building. The wall is a solid brick wall and supports similar wall on top of it (that separates upstairs bedrooms). There is a wood burning fireplace in the corner of this wall in the first reception room. I am not sure if it is better to get rid of this fireplace as we do not use it. Also, do you know, if I would need a planning permission or any other approval for this work from the local council?
Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.