Planning and building

Larger Home Extensions – Prior Approval: Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (As Amended)

Prior approval for 6m and 8m deep rear extensions to houses has been made permanent. The Council must still be notified on the requisite form available from this website or the Planning Portal ( Following receipt the Council has 42 days to determine the application. Your neighbours will be notified and their comments taken into account. These provisions apply retrospectively to existing prior approvals and you need not notify the Council of completion. For full details please visit the Planning Portal:

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