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Rear extension on L-shaped house

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by BeccaB, 22 May 2016.

  1. BeccaB

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    Hi - am new on here and have searched this site and others for an answer to my question, but cannot find one. We want to build a rear extension on our detached L-shaped house. The L-shape is at the rear, so there are two two rear walls, staggered from each other with a 4m long wall separating them. Are we allowed to build 4m away from the furthest wall, or would the extension have to be 4m from one wall, and 4m from the other wall - i.e follow the line of the house? If we can only build 4m out from the closest wall it would simply square our house off. Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
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    The extension has to follow the line of the rear of the house to be permitted development.

    Have you considered the Prior Notification scheme? Under that, as long as there are no objections from the immediately surrounding properties, you
    can build out single-storey up to 8m.
     
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    You can only build out from each wall not from just the furthest one back and furthermore the extension built off the side wall needs to meet all the criteria of a side extension too. But you may be able to build further under the neighborhood consultation scheme.
     
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    That tony is quick for a Northerner.
     
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    Thank you both. Is the "Prior Notification scheme" the same as the "neighbourhood consultation scheme"? What if your neighbours object? Do they have to have valid grounds, or can they just say no?
     
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