Extending a bungalow

September 16, 2013 by Gaby in forum Planning Forum

#318 Gaby, 16 September 2013, 18:02


I am wondering if I would need planning permission to extend a detached bungalow that was originally built in the garden of a large property and was sold off with it's own 44' garden.

Basically I would like to build an extra 3 to 4 meters into the garden at the rear of the bungalow to add an extra room.

Many thanks in advance,

#328 Farooq, 24 September 2013, 15:33

Based upon the information you have provided, you may be able to build the extension without applying for planning application.

As long as your extension does not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the house, and the depth and (max) height of the extension do not exceed 4 metre, as well as not being higher than the existing bungalow, there is a good chance planning permission is not required.

However, they are a number of other controls and I am not aware of the full circumstances of your property (e.g. does the rear of your house front a highway or is the extension within two metres of the boundary); depending on the answer, permission may still be required.

Also, as you mention that your bungalow was built within the garden of a larger property, it will be necessary to check with the Council that your Permitted Development rights have not being removed.

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