- 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 these:
- they would detract unduly from the street scene.
- they would detract from the overall appearance of the building.
- they would detract from the amenities of adjoining properties.
- 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 highway.
- 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.