This is presented as a temporary relaxation of the planning rules. For a limited time extensions to domestic properties with permitted development rights may be larger than is usually permitted. But this is subject to an application which is almost identical in terms of professional input to the full planning application route, except there’s no planning fee.
It applies to conservatories and extensions between 4 and 8 metres on detached houses, and 3 to 6 metres on all other houses.
This scheme expires on May 30th 2019.
Weirdly – it’s not an optional scheme. Unless Permitted Development Rights have been removed there is no option to apply for Planning Permission when a Larger Home Extension application can be made. We’ve had recent experience of a client who wanted full Planning Permission but wasn’t allowed to apply for it. We had to do a Larger home Extension application instead.
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