So far I have made two applications for larger permitted extensions. The first raised an objection from a neighbour. The planning officer came round (hi Kerry!) to see if the scheme would be compliant with current planning policy, but it fell foul of the neighbour’s right to light guidance. It was a 3.6m rear extension – 3.0m would have passed under normal PD rules, but not this. You can have as many free goes as you want and the neighbour is set to move, so we will take another shot at the title when the champ retires (sort of).
Larger permitted development application number 2 is a happier tale. We sent off the information on the 17th of September and today we got this:
So the process takes one month, but one detail you might notice is that the work must be finished on site by 30th May 2016. If you allow twelve weeks on site and four weeks for determination, then if you are making your application after January 2016, you better have your contractor ready to start, with a price, when that letter drops on your doormat (or bleeps into your inbox).