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new rules on householder extensions – comes into effect on May 30th

Posted on by PlanRight

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 (SI 2013 No. 1101)  comes into effect on 30 May.

Article 4 of the amendment order changes the provisions of Part 1, Class A of the Second Schedule to the GPDO (the enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwellinghouse) by adding a further limitation after paragraph A.1(e). This new paragraph A.1(ea) provides that until 30 May 2016, for a dwellinghouse not on Article 1(5) land (land in a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Conservation Area, the Broads or a World Heritage Site) nor on an SSSI, the enlarged part of the dwellinghouse (which must be single-storey only) can extend up to 8 metres beyond the rear wall of the original dwellinghouse in the case of a detached house, and up to 6 metres beyond the rear wall of the original dwellinghouse in the case of any other house. In either case, the height of the extension must not exceed 4 metres.

In plain English……..you my be allowed to build either an 8m or 6m single-storey extension on the rear of your house without the need for planning permission.

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