These rules enable an English householder to install a single-storey rear extension of up to six metres at a terraced or semi-detached home, or up to eight metres for a detached home, without planning permission, as long as they submit a neighbour consultation scheme application that gets approved by their local authority planning departement.
While it has been made easier for people to extend their homes, which we imagine will be capitalised upon by those desperate to grow their home without as much red tape that full planning applications require, don’t be mistaken for thinking that planning laws are now pretty much obsolete, because they’re definitely not!
You must still abide by planning laws when installing a conservatory or orangery if you don’t want to run into any problems.
Make sure that your proposed extension satisfies all of the limits and conditions below to be classed as a Permitted Development and not require planning permission:
* The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.
* Article 2(3) designated land is land within:
If you’re at all uncertain whether the extension you want building at your home needs planning permission or not, Hazlemere can provide their professional opinion, plus you can also attempt to clarify matters with your local authority (the latter may/may not request a fee for this service).
More information about planning permission can be found in a document you can download on our Helpful Guides page where you will also find guidance on how you can use our finance options to fund the extension.
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