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Extending loft dormer over double storey side extension

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by td2304, 28 Feb 2021.

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    I know this is not common and not seen much and most people recommend going the PD route for hip to gable loft conversions only over existing house

    I'm just after some advice on whether it's worth putting on a full householder applicaiton and to see if we can get it through

    here are current plans, as you can see, replacing ugly old side dormer

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  3. DevilDamo

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    It obviously looks a lot better but unfortunately, that’s not high on Planning’s list of requirements.

    You’ll need to check your LPA’s guidance on terracing as you’re looking to build right up to the boundary. Also and unless you’re willing to serve notice on your detached neighbour, no part of your build should oversail the boundary.
     
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    The above plan has already been granted planning permission, my question was more about being able to build a hip to gable loft dormer at the back that covers the new extension, which is not shown in the drawings.
     
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    Oh right. What roof form is on the attached property?
     
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    It's a terraced house they are small rows of 4 terraces, not sure on the correct terminology for a terraced roof, but like mine without the hip.
     
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    Planning will usually look at balancing the properties. If the other end terrace has a gable, then that will help set the precedent for yours. If they too have a hip, this may be a little more difficult but not impossible to get through Planning.

    I’ve just had a hip to gable roof extension approved with the semi-detached neighbour having a hip. Thought I was going to have a bit of a battle with Planning but it sailed through with no issues. We did however have some separation to the boundary.

    Unfortunately, it’s on a case by case basis.
     
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    The other end of terrace has a hipped roof which might make it more difficult, but just down the road there are two identical properties next to eachother with hip to gables. So will see what the planners say.

    Thank you for your responses.
     
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