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 that as of May 30th 2013 for a period of 3 years that single storey rear extensions may be doubled in size. To take advantage of this a neighbour consultation period has been included for the ‘larger’ rear extensions and the local planning authority will take a view on whether the larger extensions are acceptable or not.
The deadline for completion of any larger extensions is 30th May 2016 – note, this is not a deadline to apply for one but for the completion of the work.
Read the Government’s draft guidance here: http://bit.ly/15vsvuT