Planning permission for extensions – is it needed or not?
Permitted Development Rights grant you permission to extend your property without having to go through the process of applying to your local authority for planning permission.
In recent years, there has been a relaxation of planning laws to do away with the red tape that many householders face when they want to grow their homes. Not every property enjoys Permitted Development Rights, so you should clarify this ahead of getting an extension fitted.
Inform the team at Hazlemere if you want an extension that exceeds the size limits for it to conform to Permitted Development Rights and we’ll help with the organising of planning permission. If you’d rather stick to the relevant conditions to avoid any planning obligations, the extension will be kept within the size limits.
Your house type will determine how big of an extension you can have for it to be a Permitted Development.
Conservatories and home extensions can measure up to six metres, but if you live in a detached home, the maximum size increases to eight metres.
An extension is not allowed to exceed the height of the top of your roof and no more than 50% of the land around the property can be covered by other buildings. The guidelines will be explained more fully at a design appointment.