Can I extend up to 6 metres without planning permission?

Did you know?

You can build a large single storey rear extension without planning permission (Larger Home Extension Scheme).

Under permitted development you can extend up to 8 metres (detached house), or 6 metres (other than a detached house), subject to the condition set out in Class A, Part 1, Schedule 2 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

This right used to be for a limited time only, however it has now been made available with no time limit.

To take advantage of this, you would need to go through a process known as prior approval notification, which is informing the council that you wish to build a large extension. The council will then notify neighbours of the scheme. If the neighbours comment, the council will take a view whether there is any impact on the amenity of the neighbouring properties.

With our expert knowledge, we can take care of the whole process so you don’t have to stress about getting your head around all the details and the planning jargon.

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Do I need Planning Permission for my flat or maisonette?

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, Part 1, Schedule 2 allows for dwellinghouses to do a number of building works without planning permission. However flats and maisonettes do not benefit from this right.

The reason being is that Parliament want Local Authorities to have control over what can be developed for flats and maisonettes.

Not to worry, although you can’t do this under permitted development, you can apply for planning permission. With our experienced planning officers, we can complete a pre-assessment to check the likeness of whether planning permission would be approved, before spending unnecessary time and money on an application that has no chance.

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Do I need Planning Permission?

You want to extend your house, or convert the loft…where do you start?┬áDo I need Planning Permission?

Planning permission is seeking authorisation to do particular building works, or change the use of the building/land.

Parliament has given Local Planning Authorities (like your Council) the power to assess particular proposed works against a national and local framework.

Parliament has also passed Legislation which allows you to do some types of works without seeking planning permission from your local Council, permitted development.

So whether you need planning permission or not depends on what you’re proposing. With our team of experts, we can help and manage it all for you.

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