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Planning for two storey ext fine as long as ext is 1m smaller in height - but we're not hobbits!

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EssexMummy123 Tue 23-Jun-15 19:49:03

We recently submitted two storey extension plans for informal feedback from the planners and the planners have said that in order to support our application we need to reduce the height / width by a metre both ways (to make it more subservient to the existing house) - but we're not hobbits, if the upstairs was a metre smaller then the windows would be halfway down the wall and we wouldn't be able to walk to the end of the extension without ducking our heads let alone get any normal sized furniture in - it would be impractical and it would probably look ridiculous from the outside.

Most of our neighbours have extended but because they did so under much older planning guidelines the main planning officer say's that the neighbours extensions aren't relevant and it seems appeals are largely unsuccessful around here.

Any ideas / suggestions?

caroldecker Tue 23-Jun-15 20:48:00

take 50cms of each storey

Chicksy Tue 23-Jun-15 22:46:12

We have just had to do the same thing. We got round it by having a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom. Our lowest wall height is 2m but the room feels huge because of ceiling. Wall height for interior walls is 2.4m. Window in gable wall so it's full height of ceiling. Can be done.

LMGTFY Tue 23-Jun-15 22:47:49

Can you go down 1m and have steps into the extension or is that not feasible with the layout?

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