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Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by James flashman, 21 Jun 2016.

  1. James flashman

    James flashman

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Hi everyone, new to the group so hoping you can help!

    I am looking to build up over our living room to extend an upstairs bedroom. We plan NOT to go all the way over to neighbours wall as that would cover our bathroom window so there would be an alcove.

    We shouldn't have a problem apart from our rear boundary is within 7 meters... Our neighbours however have stuck 2 huge mansheds within inches of the boundarys, I don't mind as I actually like them but will planning say our new part wil be too close?

    The marker on the drawing shows the proposed idea.

    What restrictions / conditions do you think may be put in place. I.e can we have a flat roof, would we have to have sky lights rather than Windows so not to overlook?

    What advise can you give?

    Thanks

    James
     
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    The only way you'll find out is to submit a planning application; any comments here will only be guesswork.
     
  3. James flashman

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    Thank you, just trying to get people's opinions based on experience or professional knowledge I guess
     
  4. James flashman

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    Would having no windows and sky light help my planning application case?
     
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    I'll have a guess then. :rolleyes:

    You should be OK with an extension there. Councils tend not to allow flat roofs at first floor level. Windows facing over neighbour's property tend to need to be obscure glass or just be top opening, but it depends what they may be looking out over.

    You will probably just need to tweak the design to meet the council's local policy, but in principle there should be no issues with a normal extension there
     
  6. James flashman

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    Thanks woody!
     
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    My extensive knowledge and experience has taught me never to second guess a local authority.
     
  8. James flashman

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    It's an interesting build in regards to what's surroundings us and how planning will view our idea..
     
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    Which bedroom is getting extended? Are you swapping bed 2 with the bathroom?
     
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    No, the plans are slightly different. The bathroom is actually bed 2 and the bathroom is a small box room (just big enough for a cot and small cupboard) the boxing shown on the drawing is built in cupboard
     
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    Has anyone else ever matched in old and new monocouche?
     
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