As of the 25th May 2019, in a last-minute decision the General Permitted Development Order has been changed so that certain houses – dwellinghouses falling under Use Class C3 – may benefit from extended Permitted Development Rights.
This means that homeowners can now build extensions without needing to notify their Local Planning Authority that the development has been completed. Bear in mind, however, that you must notify your local authority that you are exercising these rights.
Initially, there was a deadline of 30th May 2019 for these extensions to be built for the Permitted Development Rights to be applicable, but now these rights have been made permanent, and the previous deadline has been abolished.
As mentioned, certain homeowners now have the right to build larger single-storey rear extensions up to 6m (for attached houses) and up to 8m (for detached houses) – specifically for dwellinghouses falling under the C3 Use Class – and they no longer need to notify their Local Planning Authority that the extension has been completed.
However, as you might expect, there are two important conditions to these Permitted Development Rights:
Article 4 Directions apply at a local level and reserve the council’s right to remove Permitted Developments Rights and reject Prior Approval applications.
This happens commonly in places where a specific purpose is wanted or to avoid overdevelopment – in our case, in conservation areas.
This means that if there is an Article 4 Direction removed Permitted Development Rights in your area, you would need to make a full planning permission application for your extension. Don’t worry – we have plenty of experience in this area and we’re sure we can help you out with it!
Now that you know that it’s easier to get the extension you want under Permitted Development Rights, take a look at our extension designs to see how we can help you!
We strongly advise you to discuss your proposals with experienced residential architects before making your Prior Approval applications. We know from experience that working with a quality architecture practice to prepare, coordinate and submit your application will help you move your project forward quicker and easier – to get the results you are looking for.
What’s our secret to rolling out over 30+ success stories a month? Our architects work with our planners to allow us to deliver projects on time and on budget – with all the right paperwork in place!
If you would like to join hundreds of successful homeowners, start your project by getting your quote today, or call us on 0203 793 78 78. We’d be more than happy to help!