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TWO STOREY EXTENSIONS

 

To the Rear only

 

Built under Permitted Development

 

A two storey extension can only  be built on the rear of a property.  It must also meet the following criteria. 

 

 

*  The house isn’t in designated land, such as National Parks and the Broads, Areas of    

    Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites.

 

*  The extension doesn’t exceed 50% of the site area if the original house was built after

   1st July 1948.

 

*  The extension doesn’t exceed the highest point of the existing building.

 

*  The extension doesn’t project beyond the side of the existing building.

 

*  The extension doesn’t project beyond the rear wall of the existing building by more than

   3m at ground and first floor levels.

 

*  The extension cannot be built within 2m of a side boundary, or within 7 metres

   of a rear boundary.

 

*   All building materials must match the existing house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S NEEDED TO START?

 

*  We’ll come to you to talk over your project, free of charge, and let you know what’s possible.

 

*  We’ll send you an estimate of our fees and let you know what other costs are involved,

   especially Local Authority charges.

 

*  We’ll carry out a measured Survey of the existing building, and plot the surrounding area

   and adjoining properties.

 

*   We’ll draw up the Survey plans and elevations, as these are needed by the Local Authority.

 

*   We’ll prepare Scheme drawings for you to agree, showing plans and elevations

    of your proposed extension.

 

*   We’ll prepare and submit the Lawful Development Certificate Application to the Local Authority.

 

*   We’ll receive an Acknowledgement of the Application from the Council giving a decision date

     – which is usually a minimum of 8 weeks from the acknowledgement date.

 

*  The Planning Officer will visit your property, and your neighbours’, and take photographs

    to assist with their report.

 

*   Your Application will be considered by the Planning Department and a decision

     will be received in 8 weeks.

 

*   Once you’ve received the Lawful Development Certificate you’ll need to think

    about construction drawings.

 

*   If Permitted Development is refused you will need to make a Planning Application.