The government has recently changed the rules regarding large home extensions under what was previously known as the neighbourhood consultation scheme. This scheme was due to expire by 30th May 2019 but has now been permanent and falls under permitted development rights for homeowners.
If you live in a conservation area or listed building these rights do not exist and you will still be required to apply for the relevant conservation area or listed building consent.
We have completed a number of projects under this scheme. So although there are limitations on size and materials you can still achieve alot.
8m deep full width rear extension completed under the neighbourhood consultation scheme.
To take advantage of this extra allowance under permitted development, you’ll need to ensure your plans extend no more than 8 metres (for a detached property) or 6 metres (for all other properties) from the rear elevation of the original house, as it stood on 1 July 1948.
Even if you haven’t built a rear extension yourself, your permitted development rights may have already been used up if a previous owner added to the property. If you think this might be the case, get in contact and we can discuss this further.
The development must also other criteria. These include: