In 2015 a temporary permitted development right was brought in by the government
In an attempt to get building work to the property market moving. This was set out in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 and was to last until 31 May 2019.
On 25 May 2019 the government produced new regulations to make the temporary permitted development rights permanent.
In this article we will review the Householder rear extension permitted development rights.
An extension or addition to your property is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:
Original house means a house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date).
Schedule 2, Part 1 (Class A) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended)
Under the conditions set by permitted development legislation, householders are able to build larger single-storey rear extensions in certain circumstances.
Generally, single storey rear extensions must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by more than 4m. if detached; or more than 3m. for any other house.
However, where not on Article 2(3) land or in a site of Specific Scientific Interest this limit is increased to:
Before development commences the relevant local planning authority must be notified of the proposed work. This is done by completing and submitting the Notification of a proposed larger home extension form and providing the necessary supporting information.
Once in receipt of the correct information the Local Authority serve notice on adjoining owners or occupiers that adjoin your boundary including the rear. It will set out:
If any adjoining neighbour raises an objection within the 21 day period, the local authority will take this into account and make a decision about whether the impact on the amenity of all adjoining properties is acceptable.
No other issue will be considered.
The Local authority will write to the applicant and confirm that no objection have been raised or that following consideration, it has been decided that the effect on the amenity of the adjoining properties is acceptable or is not acceptable.
If the local authority does not notify the applicant within 42 days, the development may go ahead.
If the approval is refused the applicant may appeal.
This particular permission above does not stop the applicant from applying for the following:
If there is any doubt the Guild of Master Craftsmen recommends that you talk to and seek advice from your Local Authority Planning department.