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My loft conversion dormer and my neighbours bathroom velux window..

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Loscie, 30 Jan 2021.

  1. Loscie

    Loscie

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    Hi all,

    I've recently completed my basement conversion so I'm looking at the next job.

    Our loft is prime space for conversion, however, with a dormer window, that would give sight into the neighbours bathroom (via their velux) where they shower.

    I can't find any planning reasons which prevent us carrying out this work and believe our neighbour will just have to install a blind, which we'll happily pay for.

    Any thoughts?

    Lo
     
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  3. JP_

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    It's against planning rules, or was in 2015.
    from memory, when i did mine, any new side window above ground floor must be obscured glass and non opening below 1.7m from floor. We put in small fan lights for light.

    Roof / Velux doesn't seem to follow this rule though.

    This might have changed since.
     
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  4. frutbunn

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    Your getting confused with planning.
     
  5. Loscie

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    thanks for your reply, it wouldn't be a side window, hopefully the attached plan view, crude sketch better illustrates the layout
     

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    Fixed
     
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    If rear window then should be no problem, unless you're feeling generous of not offer to get a blind, as it might make you sound in the wrong, or they might want money for a new obscured window....
     
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    No Planning rules for rear facing windows.

    Your neighbour does not ‘have to’ do anything. If they want a blind, it’s down to them to pay and install it.
     
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