Permitted development rights extended

The extension of permitted development rights to allow homeowners to extend their properties without a full planning application – as well as high street conversions to offices and homes – has come into permanent effect.

The regulations, which were laid before Parliament earlier this month, do not include the right to allow upward extensions.

Under the rules, homeowners can put a single-storey rear extension on their property of up to six metres for terraced or semi-detached homes – or eight metres for detached homes.

You should however note, that if you do wish to extend this far, you will still need to apply for a neighbour consultation and consideration to neighbours will still apply.

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