Outgrown your existing house and storage, looking to extend or add a garage? Want to do this without getting planning permission? Well you can!
There are quite a few options for most dwellings to build on without planning permission. This is especially true if your house has never had an extension added to the original floor size of the development.
The following outlines the Exempted Developments under the legislation:
The extension of a house, by the
construction or erection of an extension
(including a conservatory) to the rear of the
house or by the conversion for use as part
of the house of any garage, store, shed or
other similar structure attached to the rear
or to the side of the house.
1. (a) Where the house has not been
extended previously, the floor area of
any such extension shall not exceed
40 square metres.
(b) Subject to paragraph (a), where the
house is terraced or semi-detached,
the floor area of any extension above
ground level shall not exceed 12
(c) Subject to paragraph (a), where the
house is detached, the floor area of
any extension above ground level
shall not exceed 20 square metres.
2. (a) Where the house has been extended
previously, the floor area of any such
extension, taken together with the
floor area of any previous extension
or extensions constructed or erected
after 1 October 1964, including those
for which planning permission has
been obtained, shall not exceed 40
In simple terms
- Extend out at ground level + 40m2
- Extend over 2 levels with an area on each floor of less than 20m2
- Leave 40m2 of space in the back garden
- Don’t extend higher than oringial build
This would allow a lot of scope for most properties.
Now all you need is someone to manage and build it.