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Government Consultation on Permitted Development Rights Extension – Update

IMPORTANT NOTE – THIS POST DATES FROM 2013 AND IN APRIL 2015 PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS CHANGED – PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WITH BWP ARCHITECTS DIRECTLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE LATEST LEGISLATION ADVICE!

The Government have announced an amendment to the proposed increase in Permitted Development Rights for single storey rear extensions.

Under current consideration is a proposal to double the depth of single storey rear extensions from 3m and 4m for semi/ terrace and detached houses. This temporary change (for three years) will not apply to areas currently protected under PDR, eg Conservation Areas, AONB etc.

The latest change is to propose that should you wish to exercise the larger option then a consultation with your neighbours will be carried out by the local planning authority (you now have to formally inform them before carrying out the work)  and your neighbours will have 21 days to object. On receipt of an objection then the LPA will consider the impact of the proposals and if they agree with your neighbour then the proposal will be refused. You will be allowed to appeal this, submit a smaller proposal or submit a planning application instead.

Anyone wanting detailed advices on Permitted Development Rights should contact our nearest office.

Read more at the Planning Portal website:

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2013/apr13/250413/25042013_1