Permitted Development rights update

The extension of permitted development rights to allow homeowners to extend their properties without a full planning application has come into permanent effect.

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.

Do remember that materials need to match the existing and that if you are extending beyond 3m for a semi -detached / terrace house or 4m on a detached, you still have to go through a neighbour consultation scheme.

Extensions have strict guidelines and you do need to consider impact on neighbouring properties

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