Do I need planning permission for any size of extension?
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alison1971
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Do I need planning permission for any size of extension?

by alison1971 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:49 pm

Hello

If a single storey, example, 10ft x8ft extension room was added to my prospective house that I am currently buying, would I require planning permission?
Is there a certain size etc that doesn't require permission? Or would I need it?

Thanks
Alison

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by stoneyboy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:01 pm

alison1971,
Whilst the regulations were relaxed in Oct 2008 interpreting them is quite difficult. Assuming your property is not listed I suggest you sketch what you propose and ask your local planning authority.
The sketch should include dimensions, boundaries and height of adjoining buildings.
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by holboob » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:52 pm

you can go out 3m from your property at single storey level with a 4m max height under permitted development rights. any bigger than this requires planning permission under new guidelines.

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by stoneyboy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:17 pm

holboob,
There are lots of other stipulations - one of those is if the extension is closer than 2m to the boundary PP is required. It is not as simple as the 3m and 4m figures you gave.
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