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TWO STOREY EXTENSIONS

 

Built under Planning Permission

 

*  A two storey extension to the front and/or sides of a house needs Planning Permission.

 

*  A two storey extension to the rear of a house needs Planning Permission if it is more

   than 3 metres deep, and/or if it’s closer than 2 metres to the side boundaries.

 

*  If there are trees close to an extension you may need an Arboriculturist’s Report,

   a Tree Protection Plan, and a foundation scheme designed by a Structural Engineer.

 

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 Planning 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 Council will send Notice letters to your neighbours giving them 21 days to comment

   on your Application.

 

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

    to assist with their report.

 

*   Your Application will be decided by the Planning Department under delegated powers,

    unless there are justifiable objections from neighbours.  In which case it will go before a   

    Planning Committee, taking longer than 8 weeks.

 

*   Once you’ve received Planning Permission you’ll need to think about construction drawings.

 

*   If Planning Permission is refused you can Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.