- Large scale extensions to the front of properties are generally
not acceptable to the Local Planning Authority. However, in certain
circumstances an extension to the front of a property can be
acceptable, such applications will be treated on their merits but
extensions are generally not acceptable if:
The following will also be taken into account when considering
- they would detract unduly from the street scene.
- they would detract from the overall appearance of the
- they would detract from the amenities of adjoining
- they would be detrimental to highway safety.
- A minimum distance of 21.0 metres should be retained between
overlooking habitable windows on that of the new extension and
those in existing properties (see below).
- No part of the extension should come within 2 metres of any
- Care should be taken with the design of the extension to avoid
detracting from the overall appearance of the building. This is of
particular importance in the case of semi-detached of terraced
properties, where one house is part of an architectural unit.