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Amendments to Permitted Development Rights - May 2013

Changes to permitted development rights for household extensions came into effect on 30 May 2013. Below is a brief summary of the key changes together with a link to the notification application form which can be used where information needs to be submitted to the council before development can commence. 

The summary is intended to give an overview of the amendment only and in all instances it is recommended that the notes are reviewed in full. If there is any doubt regarding the information held in the notes then it is advised you consult the relevant statutory instrument.

Residential Permitted Development

For a period of three years, between 30 May 2013 and 30 May 2019, householders will be able to build larger single-storey rear extensions under permitted development (subject to other requirements as set out in the Notes). The size limits will double from up to four metres to up to eight metres for detached houses, and from up to three metres to up to six metres for all other houses. 

These new permitted development rights do not apply to properties on Article 1(5) land which includes Conservation Areas, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), World Heritage Site as well as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). 

These new larger extensions (ie if they extend between four and eight metres, or between three and six metres) must go through the following process shown in the Guide if they are to be considered under permitted development rights (an application for planning permission can still be made at any time).

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerRear Domestic Extension Guidance in PDF format44 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerRear Domestic Extension Notification Form in PDF format111 Kb16 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAmendments to Permitted Developments - May 2013 Satutory Instrument in PDF format157 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb

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