Residential extension guidelines

The information contained in the Residential Extension Guidelines (REG) underwent 2 months of public consultation prior to adoption as Supplementary Planning Guidance in August 2003 to Policy H.6.4 of the Council’s 2003 Unitary Development Plan.

The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide clear advice to our customers on what the Council consider to be acceptable forms of extension to residential properties.

These Guidelines expand on the (UDP) Unitary Development Plan policies and explain the many types of residential extension that can be built. In most cases, drawings show both good and bad examples of the extension type.

The acceptability of any extension will of course depend on both its size, design and position and the size, type and age of your and nearby houses.

Download the residential extension guidelines here