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Planning Permission - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Warrenm, 11 Apr 2020.

  1. Warrenm

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    Post removed as I now have the answer to my question.
    Tha ks for your comments.
     
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    Its hard to picture, but given the length of the plot is there not an option to front/back the houses so they each have 18ft width, but with one being an upstairs maisonette and the other being a downstairs maisonette. I own a small holiday house on the IoW which is 16ft wide and I can't imagine a property almost half the width. I would say 12-13ft has to be the minimum.

    See if you can find something similar, you don't want to covert a house into 3 unsaleable hovels.

    This one is 7ft wide
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  4. Warrenm

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    Hi there,

    Yes I have seen this house that is 7ft wide. That measurement I think includes the boundary walls. My 9ft measurement (9ft internal measurement) is without including the outside boundary walls, so the actual frontage would be approximately 10.5 ft wide.

    Not really an option to do front to back, not really a done thing in this area.

    Thank you for your comments.
     
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    A picture would help other's comment. Is there demand for skinny living in Southampton?
     
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    There are many examples in my area of 'skinny' houses, long rather than wide. Visually in my mind it works quite well. Sadly no picture at the moment. Rather than visually, my hope for asking in this forum was if anyone knew if there was an actual 'planning minimum' for the internal width of terraced houses.
     
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    There can be many different rules, regulations and restrictions for new build developments. Not only do these relate to the both the internal/external design but can also be dictated as to where the property is located and the classification of the site and surrounding area.

    Have you checked the LPA’s policies and guidelines for new build developments? Not personally knowing that LPA, are you aware of the possible CIL/SANG/SAMM implications? Once you have reviewed those, you can also refer to the “Technical Housing Standards”, which provide minimum areas for new residential dwellings...

    https://assets.publishing.service.g...ribed_Space_Standard____Final_Web_version.pdf

    You could then look to seek the Council’s Pre-application advice as this isn’t just a minor project that somebody here could comment on as to the possible outcome of any formal Planning application.
     
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    Thankyou.

    My scheme is conversion of existing dwelling into three terraced houses, rather than new build.
     
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    Oh ok, apologies for not reading the original thread properly.

    Although there are slightly less rules, regulations and restrictions for conversions, as you are proposing new dwellings, many still apply.

    To get an idea of those particular regulations, you could look at other local applications via the Council’s website and see what those Delegated or Committee Reports state.

    I do however think you’d benefit from seeking the Council’s Pre-application advice initially.
     
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    Tha k you
     
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    You seem to be converting the house into flats, not terraced houses. Anyway, those dimensions seem way too small to be approved
     
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    For anyone wishing to comment on what they think is too small or what appears to be too small, please refrain, I get that they are small dimensions, I would rather seek an answer to my question in relation to whether there is a minimum width associated with planning approval for terraced houses when converting from one principal dwelling.
     
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    It’s a shame you have decided to edit and remove your original post as this could have proved helpful for others. They too could have provided their advice and guidance, which is ultimately why you came on here?
     
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    WTF are you talking about?

    Refrain from commenting on what is too small but comment on dimensions?

    And then you remove your posts?

    Are you 13?
     
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    If an issue is resolved, its good to leave the post with the remedy as this may help others.
     
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