Front or Rear Extension??

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I have a client whose house fronts Road 'A', there is a front door and the propertry looks like this is the front. The address of the property is Street 'B' , along the rear of the property. The front is about 1.2m back from the rear of the footpath of Street 'A' and the rear has a driveway coming off of Street 'B' with an inegral garage. The letter box is on the door to Street 'B' My client wants to extend 3.5m towards Street 'B'. I am not sure whether this would be classed as a front extension and therefore refused fro being larger than 1.2m (as prescribed in planning guidance) or, whether it would be classed as a rear extensnio because that is what it looks like? Has anyone had any experience? I don't want my client ot incur any costs as i think i should know the answer but have never come across this before...
 
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Tried that Woody, they wouldn't even put me through to a planning officer - they "don't give free advice of that nature over the phone"!
 
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It isn't always obvious which is the principal elevation. It is usually the one with the main entrance door and features normally found on the front - e.g. canopy, bay windows, etc. But not always. Are there any similar properties nearby that have made planning applications? If so look up the planning report - it should tell you which elevation the local authority consider to be the principal one. Otherwise you'll have to go with your intuition and maybe apply for a COL.
 
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Have to deal with a similar situation Polstar, the back of my clients place is approx 3m in depth & the front 'garden' is approx 25m depth.

My client has bought the place & we presumed that the longer garden was the rear. But a 'friendly neighbour' pointed out that the 25m garden side is actually the front. Asked the client to check on the deeds & also what is used as the mailing address.

It's looking like we can't build anything (we were looking at a granny flat to replace an existing detached garage & this granny flat was to have a larger footprint) as it'll be in the front garden.

Anoher one bites the dust......
 
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