- Adding further extensions to a house thats already been extended ….
What’s the rules on this ???
Our house was a two bed end terrace two up two down that was extended further with another two up two down extension.
We are considering adding another single storey extension to the side of the house for a downstairs loo/utility room but Not sure if we would be allowed.
Do any of you know the rules regarding this ?
Steve.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t think previous extensions in themselves have any bearing on PP for future ones.
No, but the size of the extension does. Pretty sure you’re only able to extend xx% of the original house size and those sizes were set in about 1950 so the existing extension is probably already over the limit ….. but it is down to the planners.Posted 4 years ago
You can extend up to a certain % without PP, but this is from the original size, so each time you extend the remaining percentage allowed without PP is reduced. Personally I’d just apply for peace of mind, that way there can be no arguments about it after you’ve built the extension.Posted 4 years ago
You can find a guide to applying for Planning permission online and submit the whole thing yourself (you only need very basic drawing skills). If you’re doing anything unconventional you could phone up and chat to your local planning department and ask for guidance. I’ve applied twice now myself and it was really simple.
Start here: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/Posted 4 years ago
The original house is the bit on the right. The extension is the bit on the left of the porch.
Where you can see the red fence panels to the left is where we are considering putting a single storey extension.
What do you think.Posted 4 years ago
Ha the grass isn’t doing to bad considering there had been a car dumped on it for over a year.
Ideally we wanted to incorporate a downstairs loo in the main house but can’t fit one into the layout anywhere without major wall surgery.
So it makes sense to add an extension as I will also have somewhere to tinker with my bikes.Posted 4 years agopleaderwilliamsMember
House, and therefore extension, looks to be post 1948, so permitted development rights probably ‘used up’. Under permitted development you could only do a single storey if extending to the side anyway. Therefore you will need to apply for planning permission. Looking at that photo it seems unlikely that you will run into too many problems if you aim to just extend the terrace, matching the existing scale and finishes.
Your local council website will have information on how to apply, and for a fee you should be able to organise a pre-application meeting with them to get a steer on what is likely to be acceptable.
EDIT: Misread the OP and thought you wanted two storeys. Single storey might be possible under permitted development, although I would think it’s unlikely, but worth double checking.Posted 4 years ago
Just to update. Ive spoke to the Planning office who have sent me a form to fill and with a cost of £45 just to tell me if I would be able to apply for planning permission.
Here is a view from the other side of the gate………
As you can see it tapers in quite a bit so on this back side there would be just enough room for a door into the back garden.
Would putting in a drain or sewer for the toilet be something a builder can do as well or is the special permission I need for that too?Posted 4 years agoBigJohnSubscriber
I understand your frustration. We’re trying to get a dropped kerb so we can convert our front garden to a drive and as we live on a main road with a bus stop, lamp post and cycle lane in front of the house we need both borough council planning permission and county council approval. Both take weeks and cost money. I was anxious not to spend hundreds of pounds and several months applying only to be turned down and told “well, if you’d asked in the first place we could have saved you all this” Trouble is, there’s nobody to ask.
Fortunately, I know somebody in the planning office who liaises with the county and she asked the right questions and reported back that they wouldn’t have a problem so I went ahead with the applications.
My advice is go and see your local councillor and explain what you want to do. A request from a councillor gets a lot more attention.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
We’re buying a house that’s got a garage to the side and conservatory to the back which leaves approximately a 10ft x 10ft square gap which is already laid with concrete and runs all the way through to the garage (someone’s removed the back of the garage at some point).
I’ve checked and building something in the space would fall within permitted development, but at what point would it stop being a shed and need the council to send someone round to sign it off? I’m guessing they don’t need to be informed about sheds? But what about well built sheds attached to houses, sheds attached to houses with electric and running water?
Not sure what to do with the space yet but the current plans submitted the Ministry of the (Home) Interior is either a gym or bike shed and wet room. Or it might just be a shed to save the garage from becoming a dumping ground.Posted 4 years ago
But what about well built sheds attached to houses, sheds attached to houses with electric and running water?
If you wire electrics in to the house then you need BC sign off. If you just use an extension lead plugged in somewhere in the house then you don’t need to bother.
As for whether you need / want PP, you don’t with temporary structures eg sheds, but if you want peace of mind then just get PP, esp if you’re spending serious money on the structure.Posted 4 years agoaracerMemberrenton wrote:
Oh where’s that then? (I could have a good guess, so might try streetview)
I’m afraid I only have any contacts in planning in Malvern (though they’d probably not be the right people to advise on what you want anyway). What I would suggest doing though is contacting your parish council to see whether they have any thoughts, as they’re getting quite involved in planning stuff round here (if you live where I think, then I’ve chatted with the chairman of your parish council about planning stuff).Posted 4 years ago
Aracer if it helps at all I can narrow it down to Droitwich !!
I’ve spoke to the planning office to try and get the plans for the big extension as it was done in 1991. I’m guessing it went over the permitted development sizing as the house also had a small conservatory addded in 2006 which needed planning permission.
Looking at the space though I’m just wondering how much useable inside space we would actually get though.
How wide are the walls meant to be ?
Edit…. Someone has mentioned that they might not give us planning as extensions need to be at least 1m away from boundaries. However everything I’ve read relates to a neighbours boundary.Posted 4 years ago
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