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That isn't about distance between rooms, it's between windows that are facing each other (or facing walls that are higher)
I think most of the roles are up to councils, but you can look in their local plans and the national plan to find out. Every council has to have local development plans so you can find everything you need there.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I am more interested in the 13m between window of habitable room and a blank wall. Somebody has put in a planning application to build a 3 bed house with attached single story double garage in front of our house. We have four large windows at the front of our house (living room, dining room and 2 bedrooms) and they would face the end wall of the double garage, which will be higher than the ground floor windows. The wall would be about 6m from the front of our house.
 
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Yeah, crap site. If nothing is in any of those specific area plans, then phone or email them and ask for the specific policy or supplementary guidance.
 
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Appendix 3 (whatever that is) recommends back to back distances of 23m

Well done for finding that! I assume you mean this page (found by searching from Google, no idea how to get to it from main site):

https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/docs/def...10.27-writtenstatement-appendix3.pdf?sfvrsn=0

The site plan is below. Two new three bedroom houses with attached single story double garages in the centre. Our house is number 2 on the right. There is a footpath with low fences either side between our house and the development.

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most councils would initially apply the 45/25 degree rule and anything falling within that area would require further assessment as to any deprivation of light.
 
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Many councils have policy on against back land development like this which may be a better case of argument against the development if it exists.

Another argument could be against the road entrance on the corner. A "sight line" should be calculated based on distance you need to see up the road which is based on the road speed limit - its not currently clear if this has been properly worked out. Also the turning areas look insufficient.

Likewise the trees don't look very considered - has a tree impact assessment been done to show root protection areas. They might not be important but some of them are in other peoples gardens so they will struggle to get removed.
 
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Many councils have policy on against back land development like this which may be a better case of argument against the development if it exists.

Another argument could be against the road entrance on the corner. A "sight line" should be calculated based on distance you need to see up the road which is based on the road speed limit - its not currently clear if this has been properly worked out. Also the turning areas look insufficient.

Likewise the trees don't look very considered - has a tree impact assessment been done to show root protection areas. They might not be important but some of them are in other peoples gardens so they will struggle to get removed.


That's a pretty good assessment! It was refused for four reasons:

1. Not in keeping with surrounding area.
2. Too close our house and houses to the south, causing loss of privacy and light.
3. Damage to root protection zones of neighbours trees.
4. Insufficient sight lines on access road.
 

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