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To insert translucent windows where there has never been any

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Auction, 2 Oct 2013.

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    To insert translucent windows in a back of a house made up of flats planning permission is necessary. However no planning permission is necessary if this house is considered as being a single dwellinghouse. In this case if permission is not granted because for example there have never been any translucent windows at this place and it will affect the privacy of the neighbours, will it be possible to make an application to have this house considered as a single dwellinghouse only to have finally these windows inserted. And what will happen if the owner of this house changes again the use of this property and this property is not anymore considered as a single dwellinghouse will have these windows to be removed ?
     
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    Such an application for planning permission might be refused as it would reduce the number of dwellings, depending on local housing need.

    Not automatically, but planning permission for subdivision into flats might be conditional on a variety of work being undertaken, taking into account the increase in the number of households now overlooking the neighbours. Also the subdivision into flats would have to be done to current building regulations.
     
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    And what will happen if this owner runs a business through his house or splits it again into flats without telling nothing to the planning department ?
     
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    So youre prepared to get planning to reduce flats to a house so you can get more planning to insert windows so you can then quietly turn it back into flats post windows installation

    If you're going to run the gauntlet with carrying out unauthorized works why not just install the windows and see if anything comes o it
     
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    It is my neighbour how inserted the window and not me. Me I am the neighbour in front who has lost his privacy
     
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    http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3209310#3209310

    No, that would be a transparent sham.


    Of course they will.
     
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    http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=3209310#3209310

    That would be a breach of the planning laws. The council would have to act.
     
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