Latest extensions – Neighbour Consultation Scheme
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LARGER HOUSE EXTENSIONS: NEIGHBOUR CONSULTATION SCHEME
On 9 May 2013, secondary legislation was put before Parliament which will
increase the size of single-storey rear extensions which can be built under
permitted development. It will also bring into force the neighbour
consultation scheme. This draft guidance is issued to provide initial
information on how the scheme will work. The Householder Permitted
Development: Technical Guidance will be fully updated once the secondary
legislation has been approved by Parliament and has come into force.
For a period of three years, between 30 May 2013 and 30 May 2016
householders will be able to build larger single-storey rear extensions under
permitted development. The size limits will double from 4 metres to 8 metres
for detached houses, and from 3 metres to 6 metres for all other houses.
However, if any adjoining neighbour raises an objection within a 21-day period, the
local authority will take this into account and make a decision about
whether the impact on the amenity of all adjoining properties is acceptable.