How far can you extend back without planning permission?

How far can you extend back without planning permission?

The recent relaxation of permitted developments means that homeowners are now able to add extensions without needing planning permissions. You can add a home extension or conservatory up to six metres, or eight metres if your home is detached, without needing to apply for planning permission.

How far can you extend the back of your house UK?

If the house is in designated land, rear extensions must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by 4 metres if a detached house; or three metres for any other house. No permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey on designated land.

Can a side extension be permitted development?

If you follow certain guidelines, you qualify for permitted development, which means that you can bypass the planning permission. Your side extension will not qualify for permitted development if: Your proposed extension is more than half the width of the original house.

Can you do a side and rear extension under permitted development?

While you may be able to create a small side and rear extension within your permitted development rights, the space a full wraparound demands, plus the structural work involved, make it an unlikely candidate for the permitted development route.

How close to my boundary can I build a side extension?

As a rule of thumb, a build that reaches 7.2 feet is considered acceptable and anything over that we do recommend speaking to your neighbour.

Does a side extension need to be set back?

Councils generally require that side extensions are set back from the front elevation (typically by 1m) with the ridge of the roof set lower than the ridge over the main house. This helps ensure that the extension is a subservient addition to the house, not overwhelming its original character and appearance.

Do I need permission for a side extension?

A side return extension is considered to be permitted development (PD) — in other words, it doesn’t need planning permission as long as it satisfies certain criteria. First and foremost, it must be attached to a house (flats and maisonettes don’t qualify).

Can my Neighbour block my extension?

The answer is no, they cannot. They can request additional details which (1) makes things more expensive for you and (2) takes additional time. They cannot stop you from building. The Party Wall Act aims to protect your neighbouring properties, to ensure they are not adversely affected by your building work.

How close to my boundary can my Neighbour build an extension?

Can my Neighbour stop my extension?

How close can I build to my Neighbours side boundary UK?

In common cases your property will share boundaries with immediate neighbours on one or both sides. In this case you can normally have the following options: Build up to 50mm from the neighbouring boundary under permitted development or with planning permission.

How close can I build a side extension to my boundary?

be no more than 4m high. be no wider than half the width of the original house. If the extension is within two metres of a boundary (which a side return extension usually is), maximum eaves height should be no higher than three metres to be permitted development.

How much value does a side return add?

Will a side return extension add value? Certainly, but the return on investment may not be huge. According to Build4Less, a small single storey extension will add approximately 12% to the value of a property, but with high costs attached, this may just be enough to break even.

Is it worth doing a side return extension?

A side return extension is a popular home improvement. Not only does it create extra space (ideal if your current kitchen is the size of a postage stamp), but it can also add significant value to your home. Plus, an extension is the perfect compromise if you’re looking to upsize but aren’t keen to move.

Do I need to tell Neighbours about extension?

In short if you want to make your home bigger and are attached to (or are in close proximity to) another property, you will most likely need to notify the neighbour(s) about your extension.

Can my Neighbour remove my fence to build an extension?

The Neighbour should have issued you a notice informing of the construction work going on. They should also have had the courtesy to discuss removing the fence with you in person, despite whether they own the fence. They should have asked for permission to work on your land!

Can you build right up to your boundary line?

Yes. The Party Wall Act permits you to build up to or astride the line of junction/boundary with your neighbour, but the correct notices must be served and the correct process followed.

How close to my side boundary can I build an extension?

Do you need planning permission for side return?

What planning permission do I need? A side return extension is considered to be permitted development (PD) — in other words, it doesn’t need planning permission as long as it satisfies certain criteria.

What is the average cost of a side return extension?

The cost may also be greater depending on where you live. For example, prices in London can be higher than the rest of the UK. But generally speaking, the average cost of a side return extension is between £30,000 – £65,000.

Do I need an architect for a side return extension?

Experts at Resi say, ‘For all large scale home improvement projects, we always recommend you bring an architect on board. Many people baulk at this extra expense, but the benefits of this professional, we believe, make them a great investment. However, you are under no legal obligation to hire one. ‘

Can I refuse my Neighbour access to my property?

A request for access may be refused if the court is satisfied that your neighbour would suffer unacceptable interference or disturbance in their use or enjoyment of their land or some other form of undue hardship.