A neighbour ( person A) has submitted a planning application for a roof extension to their flat. It is 1 of 3 flats formed from an Edwardian house which originally belonged to the parents. The parents still own the freehold and live in 1 flat, another flat is leased to tenants and this third flat is lived in by person A. Person A has applied for planning permission but I have reason to believe that in this case the freeholder- parents should be making the application. Is this correct? Person A is not the leaseholder of the flat- The land registry lists it as neither leasehold or freehold. Its listed n/a Only asking as I think plans are underway to sub divide Person A's flat into two new flats once planning consent has been granted. As the freeholder presumably the parents could do this without further planning consent merely by re dividing the internal space once the extension has been completed. They would create a new doorway which is what I have an objection to.
Anyone know what the law says on such matters? Thanks
I think in the UK anybody can apply for planning permission. Where I am in Ireland anyone can apply but the application has to be accompanied by a letter of permission from the property owner, but in the UK I don't think that's necessary. I remember hearing something about it when I lived in the UK and thinking that it was quite weird.
Thank you. Wow- that sounds really weird, so someone could apply to build something in my garden despite not owning the land! Thats nuts. I have already looked at the plans and filed an objection- on the grounds that the new doorway I am worried about is on the plans! Albeit noted as an existing doorway but in a new position. So the current plans are incorrect- please tell me at least that is something that should be accurate.
Usually it happens where someone is seeing whether something is viable before making an offer to buy. I'd be more than delighted if someone obtained PP for land I own - they've had the cost and headache to bear and I now possibly have my land value increased. Win-win in that regard.
Tesco are infamous for doing this, a lady (her house in Liverpool was included in a planning application to do with a store) put in a planning application on the Tesco chief's house to turn it into a community garden!
I don’t think it’s nuts tbh - if they get planning permission then they see if you want them to sell them the land. Obv you don’t have to and obv they can’t build it in your back garden without your permission.
And yes the plans should be accurate, any inaccuracy will count against them.
Ha Ha- Thats funny. With regards to the plans for this flat though surely its not ok for the architect to have drawn a doorway that isn't there and presented it as though it is. They have to accurately represent what is currently there don't they?