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  • Our kitchen extension has made such a difference; we can now all sit down together and eat as a family.

    Penny, Worksop

  • Extending over the garage has given me a master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and
    en-suite.

    Emma, Nottingham

  • Extending the back of our property has really opened up our house. Not only inside but outside as well.

    Karl, Shardlow

Two Storey Extension Guidelines

  • Extensions (including previous extensions) and other buildings must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the original house.
  • Sheds and other outbuildings must be included when calculating the 50% limit.
  • Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house. If extension is within two metres of a boundary maximum eaves height should be no higher than three metres to be permitted development.
  • Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of original house by more than three metres or be within seven metres of any boundary opposite the rear wall of the house.
  • Roof pitch of extension to match that of the existing house.
  • Materials used in exterior work must be similar in appearance to those of the exterior of the existing house.
  • Verandas, balconies or raised platforms are NOT permitted development.
  • In conservation area extensions of more than one storey are not permitted development

All extensions not falling within the criteria of permitted development will require application for planning permission.
Source: www.planningportal.gov.uk

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