IS PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
We recommend that the first action you should take to check that permitted development is applicable to your property is inquiring with your local council, as to whether there is specific requirements to your area.
We recommend researching the area you are in to ensure you are not in a 'designated area', as planning permission is always required in places such as conservation areas, national parks or areas of outstanding natural beauty.
A review of the deeds of your house will show if, for any reason, permitted development rights have been rescinded.
Any extension on a property from the year 1948, which has not had planning permission, will eat into your allowances.
The proposed extension should not cover more than half of the rear garden in terms of area
Permitted development extension cannot be built towards a highway, so generally, the plans can only be used for rear extensions.
There is an increased volume limitations on houses. So any loft conversions or extensions built since 1948 will contribute to the maximum volume increase allowed these are 50m³ for the detached properties, and 40m³ for terrace or semi-detached
The finish on the plans are indicative only, and as a general rule the finish should be 'similar in appearance' to the existing property (facing bricks to match or render to match are most common)
Until May 2019, larger extensions are subject for the neighbour consultation scheme. If the extension design falls in this category you'll be notified, and we will advise on the next steps
Listed buildings always require planning permission
These rights only apply to England and Wales
These plans can only be used for two story domestic properties