Planning query

(3 Posts)
Willow3131 Sat 01-Oct-16 19:48:15

Hi
If the local plan policy for 1st floor extensions says "as a general rule a space of 1 metre will be the minimum acceptable" does that mean anything less than this should be refused? Our neighbours have submitted plans to building about a meter further forward of our house & will only be 0.7m from the boundary at the front extending to 1m towards the back. We have principal rooms of a living room on ground floor & a bedroom on the 1st floor. I'm slightly confused as they have sought pre planning advice & it says the planning officer would have no objections to the plan although he can see it will be nearer to our house than their previous application. What do you think? Thanks.

wowfudge Sat 01-Oct-16 20:41:39

The text you have quoted is too brief - when is 1m the minimum acceptable?

namechangedtoday15 Sat 01-Oct-16 20:44:32

I think that's the whole point of the application - so the Council will review the plans on an individual case basis.

Do you have space between your property and your own boundary? So if they're planning to be 30cm closer to their boundary for part of the extension, how will that affect you? If it impacts negatively, then you should receive a letter from the Council and you can object then.

FWIW, our Council is now very reluctant to grant permission if you don't plan to leave a gap of at least 1m to the boundary, but that doesn't mean (as far as I know) that there cannot be exceptions.

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