Householder Appraisal

The Government have recently drastically altered the permitted development rules that allow you to extend your property without planning permission.  The owner of this detached house wanted to establish what options were available to them under the new rules.

The blue, yellow and purple options, in part, or in total, do not require planning permission. 


The green extension is permitted development if none of the neighbours object. This requires that the Council is notified but does not require a full planning application unless objections are received.  

The brown extensions require planning permission but are considered to be a realistic option, in this case, should the permitted options not be sufficient. 

These options illustrate the wide ranging potential of a simple detached property that is not within a conservation area. Options would vary depending on property type, garden size, relationship with adjacent houses and position within a conservation area.