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Good news homeowners! PD rights extended

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Permitted Development (PD) rights for deeper rear extensions have been made permanent after they were scheduled to conclude 30th May 2019.


What can I build under the new Permitted Development rules?


The new Permitted Development rights allow a single storey rear extension up to 8 meters deep for detached houses, and up to 6 meters for semi-detached & terraced houses; providing the proposal meets the conditions outlined within Permitted Development rights.


Do I need a planning application?


Every Local Authority has a different approach to PD rights with some planners unfortunately not accepting that PD rights apply. Others will recommend a 'Certificate of Lawful Development' to demonstrate the extension is permitted and is half the price of a normal application if applied for before the works are conducted.


It is best to judge each project on a case by case basis, and if you are unsure, consult your Architect to find out if your works comply with Permitted Development regulations.


For more information on what is possible under Permitted Development, beyond extensions, take a look at our previous Blog post | Extending your property? you may not need planning permission


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