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Planning an extension - newbie

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GrendelsAunty Thu 22-Dec-16 17:59:17

I've just had an offer accepted on a Victorian villa which I hope to extend. I've never done this before confused
Is there a website where I can find out basic info, like how big an extension I'm likely to be allowed, or other things I should really have considered before now blush

GrendelsAunty Thu 22-Dec-16 17:59:57

PS local borough council website not being much use!

Jayfee Thu 22-Dec-16 18:07:30

Sally Tagg website has lots of info and so also does the government website called the planning portal ( think that is the name).

Fourbyfour Thu 22-Dec-16 19:00:31

Look at planning applications from other nearby houses and see what was rejected/why and what was accepted.

Tatey25 Thu 22-Dec-16 23:22:32

Hi there, try this link to the planning portal.
https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200125/doyouu_need_permission
Good luck!

Gladiatorsready Fri 23-Dec-16 04:20:27

Maybe call your local planning authority, some offer pre application services where you can talk to a planner and get a feel regarding what will be allowed. Some authorities charge for this service others offer free advice.

OnePlanOnHouzz Fri 23-Dec-16 08:50:31

A good Architect or technician will be invaluable too !

Look on Pinterest & Houzz for inspirational pics... there's a dilemma section on Houzz too if you have questions to put out there !

And of course adding a thread here will get loads of fab advice too ! smile

It's a big step - but oh so worth it when you really plan well in advance and get it just right !

flummoxedlummox Fri 23-Dec-16 20:14:56

Dependent on what your planning it's of note that up to 30th May 2019 you can build double the size out from the rear under permitted development.

I've just had a 5 metre extension done whereas usually I would only have been able up to build 3 metres without having to apply for planning permission.

www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/17/extensions

WingedSloath Mon 26-Dec-16 08:22:26

Have a look on google maps satelite view to see if any of the neighbours have extended then go to the Council website and view their plans for inspiration.

WingedSloath Mon 26-Dec-16 08:22:51

*satellite

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