Blog

A Modern Architecture Blog

Permitted Development Rights – Double Storey Extensions

Homeowners can perform certain types of building work to their home without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called Permitted Development Rights. In some parts of the country, known generally as ‘designated areas’, permitted development rights are more restricted. In this instance you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which do not need an application in other areas. For example if you live in:

  • A Conservation Area;
  • An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty;
  • A National Park;
  • A World Heritage Site;
  • The Norfolk or Suffolk Broads,

Permitted Development Rights for Double Storey Extensions

The following conditions are to be met to meet the Permitted Development Rights for Double Storey Extensions:

Extensions (including previous extensions) and other buildings must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the original house. The term ‘original house’ means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948. Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so. Sheds and other outbuildings must be included when calculating the 50% limit.

Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house. If the extension is within two metres of a boundary maximum eaves height should be no higher than three metres.

Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of original house by more than three metres or be within seven metres of any boundary opposite the rear wall of the house.

Roof pitch of extensions higher than one storey to match that of the existing house, as far as is practicable.

Materials used in exterior work to be similar in appearance to those of the exterior of the existing house.

Any upper-floor window in a wall or roof slope in a side elevation must be obscure-glazed and non-opening unless the parts which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which it is installed.

No balconies or verandas are permitted development.

Permitted development rights

PS9 Architects Manchester understand what you can and can not do under permitted development rights when extending your existing home. If you would like to talk with a professional, call us on 0161 401 2009. Alternatively, use the contact form by clicking here.

Summary
Permitted Development Rights - Double Storey Extensions
Article Name
Permitted Development Rights - Double Storey Extensions
Description
Homeowners can perform certain types of building work to their home without needing to apply for planning permission. These are called Permitted Development Rights. In some parts of the country, known generally as 'designated areas', permitted development rights are more restricted. In this instance you will need to apply for planning permission for certain types of work which do not need an application in other areas.
Author
Publisher Name
PS9 Architects Manchester
Publisher Logo
Digg thisEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on Tumblr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *