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    Will I need planning permission for an extension?


    A friend told me about permitted development rights. if I want to have an extension added to the front of my house, will I need to have planning permission for this?

    Asked by Bill on 20th Oct 2020
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    KP Building Engineering

    "Extensions forward of the principal elevation or
    side elevation of a house and fronting a highway
    are NOT permitted development.

    Permitted development is a simple thing - ask yourself a question whether your project is going to impact the street scene. It is does, no matter how big you are proposing it to be, planning permission needs to be applied for. Check with your local council. All councils offer a free 15min "planning consultation" for all applicants."

    Answered on 28th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Lj construction

    "Yes and correct welfare for workers and permits in case foot paths need to be closed for the work etc"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    B.j.parkin building contractors

    "I am sure 3sq.m is with permitted development rights anything above that at the front of house is planning.
    The old rule was to watch out for if planning has been granted elsewhere on the property im sure all permitted development rights are withdrawn and p.p. is required ."

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Aug 2015 - report
    leighs property services (NW)Ltd

    "Depending on what area you are in, the PD usually permitted at the rear of the property no wider than 4 meters and doesn't exceed the height of the existing structure, but your local planning authorities portal will confirm this"

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "Yes, permission must be sought, because they may even be punished"

    Answered on 20th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "Some people are only allowed a 3 square metre extension to the front of the property, although you can have a planning consultation with your local planning dept, before doing any work, and you can also check the planning portal, I have had a huge front extension, and planners like the large and bold builds, rather than small, some areas are in outstanding natural beauty areas so planning must be applied for if you want to build anything even if its pd."

    Answered on 24th Oct 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    G Giles

    "Best thing to do is speak to your local planning office, and even arrange a pre application visit. They charge a small fee, and you will get a feel for what you will get or not. It’s in within PD size you will just needs structural drawings"

    Answered on 20th Oct 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    MLW Construction

    "All depends on how far you coming out from your property."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Samson build

    "I think this depends on what property you live in, you can't encroach closer to the road under permitted development rights. Saying that if you live on a detached farm house with a private road im not sure if this would change. There will be companies close to your area that will give you free and impartial device about such things."

    Answered on 10th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Kernow property services

    "You can extend up to 6m out single storey as long as its 2m from any boundary with a neighbour, and not more than half the floor space of your property.
    I think this is 8m for detached properties.
    If you are within 2m of a neighbour you will need their permission."

    Answered on 21st Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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