Eastleigh Borough Council: The new permitted development rights set out in The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 which include the potential for larger single-storey rear extensions to dwellings (see our Briefing Note) came into force on 30 May 2013. The same day we served notice on Eastleigh Borough Council, in accordance with the new requirements of the Order, of the intention of our client to make use of the new right by erecting an extension reaching further than 4 metres off the original rear wall. Now Eastleigh has confirmed that, because neither of the two neighbours objected, its prior approval is not required and the proposal is hence automatically permitted development. The Council returned the notice well within the designated time frame – if after 42 days no response has been received from the Council a proposal automatically can go ahead.
Our client approached us to obtain full planning permission for the extension some weeks ago but we advised waiting for the new rules to come into force – the result was avoiding the uncertainty and longer planning application process, avoiding having to draw up a full set of plans and the saving of the £172 (householder) planning application fee.
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