Planning Permission for Extensions and Permitted Development

Planning Permission for Extension and Permitted development rules are being changed again.

The new planning rules will require the neighbours to approve the plans for building extensions and conservatories.Homeowners are not required to obtain Planning Permission from the Local Council – Planning Department.
However, Building Regulations rules still applies for any building works or home improvements carried out on a property.

Under the new rules, the neighbours have 21 days to oppose against the building of an extension, and if that happens, the Local Council will intervene to “consider whether the development would have an unacceptable impact on neighbours’ amenity”.

“If no objections are made to the council by the neighbours within a set period, the development can proceed.”

House Extension in London
A typical two storeys House Extension in London