We all know that getting planning permission for your dream project for an extension that’s essential to you can be considered close to a nightmare. It can be very complex and many people have stumbled into pitfalls because of it. However, doing your research there are some extensions that do not require planning permission avoiding you getting served an enforcement notice to undo all your hard efforts.
Here is some useful information to get you to know what permission you wouldn’t require to have:
- Your extension is no more than half the area of the land around the original house
- The extension is not forward of the principal elevation or side elevation that extends onto the highway
- Your extension is not higher than highest section of the roof
- The maximum height of the single-story extension is not higher than four meters
- With one storey extensions, it must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house but more eight meters for a detached house, neither should it extend beyond 6 meters for any other house
- The extension for more than one storey does not extend to the rear wall of the original house past three meters.
- Side extensions for single storey that is a maximum of four meters and width no more than half of the original house measurements
- The materials that you desire to use foe your extension is a similar appearance to the original material used for the house
- Your extension is permitted if it does not include balconies, verandas and raised platforms
Temporary buildings and permanent buildings such as sheds, farming buildings, insulated buildings, field shelters, garages, amongst other structures are considered to be permitted developments. You can build these without planning permission so long as it is a reasonable size, no higher than 4 meters.
Outside buildings are not permitted to accumulate space more than half of the land around the original property. With exceptions, there are always planning permissions that may need to be sent for approval, please contact your Local Authority for further information for planning exemptions for temporary buildings and permanent buildings.
Tip 1: Despite not needing planning permission with outside buildings, it is still important to review building regulations, making sure it still complies for your safety, improving energy efficiency of your home. It is important to make sure your home is resalable in the future avoiding problems that may be costly.
Tip 2: Make sure whoever Is constructing your building work that they comply with the building regulations to avoid being served with a notice to pull down the work in which, ultimately relies on the owner
Tip 3: If you share a wall with your neighbour, you may require a party wall agreement. Follow Part Wall Agreement policy on gov.uk for more information.