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Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows Adding a second floor to a bungalow is a great way to add extra space, often doubling the floor area without increasing the footprint. Planning permission is required for a full second storey, but not necessarily for

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Do I need planning permission to use a study as a second bedroom?

Do I need planning permission to use a study as a second bedroom?

Do I need planning permission to use a study as a second bedroom? Surely one does not need planning permission for a second bedroom? We were recently asked to provide advice to a client who had bought a flat that had been developed as a one bedroom,

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Permitted development rights are set to expire. Is it OK to start my extension?

Permitted development rights are set to expire. Is it OK to start my extension?

In today’s Sunday Times, we respond to a reader’s question regarding the May 30 2019 deadline to prior approval rights for larger home extensions (extensions with a depth of 6m/8m). The link to the full article is here and the article is pasted below: Q I have

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In the last 2 weeks, we won planning appeals in Rochford, Trafford, Uxbridge, Ilford, Blackburn, Sunbury & Thanet

In the last 2 weeks, we won planning appeals in Rochford, Trafford, Uxbridge, Ilford, Blackburn, Sunbury & Thanet

In the last week of March and the first week of April we won 7 planning appeals in locations all around England. It is a very gratifying result and we would like to congratulate all of our successful clients. The details of out appeal successes are as

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Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council

Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council

Our recent planning appeal successes against Hillingdon Council We specialise in planning appeals and submit appeals all over England and Wales, but the London Borough of Hillingdon has been a particularly busy council for us in 2018 and 2019. Hillingdon has made some particularly harsh decisions on

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We submit more planning appeals in Harrow than in any other council area

We submit more planning appeals in Harrow than in any other council area

Just Planning submitted 28 planning appeals against the London Borough of Harrow in 2018, more than against any other Council in England and Wales Most of the appeals we undertake in Harrow are for householder developments, generally extensions to dwellings.  Harrow takes a strict approach to extensions.

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Refused planning permission for a dormer loft extension? It pays to appeal…

Refused planning permission for a dormer loft extension? It pays to appeal...

It can be been tricky to get full planning permission for a loft conversion with a dormer roof extension. These extensions are usually permitted development (where planning permission is not required), but permission is required for extensions to all flats and to some houses in certain areas

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Received an enforcement notice? How to persuade the council to withdraw it

Received an enforcement notice? How to persuade the council to withdraw it

Just Planning recently persuaded Enfield, Hounslow, Hillingdon & Ealing councils to withdraw enforcement notices. How? What is a planning enforcement notice? Councils have the power to serve an enforcement notice if they believe that a development (or change of use) has been carried out without planning permission.

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Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal

Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal

Why Councils refuse planning permission for two-storey side extensions, and often lose at appeal Just Planning receives hundreds of enquiries every year from householders who have been refused planning permission for extensions to their home. A number of these are for the most common form of householder

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The nightmare of receiving an Enforcement Notice against your dormer roof extension

The nightmare of receiving an Enforcement Notice against your dormer roof extension

The nightmare of Enforcement Notices against (permitted development) dormer roof extensions Every month, we help homeowners who are facing enforcement action after building a dormer extension to the roof of their property. Councils issue hundreds of Enforcement Notices ever year requiring householders to remove dormers that have

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