What is the Neighbour Consultation Scheme?
If you’d like to build a larger extension, you will need to inform your local planning authority, although it’s still possible to avoid the need to acquire planning permission. However, larger extensions are subject to what is known as the Neighbour Consultation Scheme.
As part of this scheme, your neighbours will be given the chance to raise any concerns or objections to your proposed extension. The local authority will then convene to determine whether your plans can go ahead based on the concerns raised by neighbouring properties.
If you live in an attached home and your proposed extension is more than three and up to six metres in size, or you live in a detached property and the extension is more than four and up to eight metres, it must go through this process.
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