Original House: The house as it was first built, or as it stood on 1st July 1948 if it was built before that date.
Highway: All public road, footpaths, bridleways and byways.
Special Area: Conservation area, national park, area of outstanding natural beauty and the Norfolk and Suffolk broads.
Volume: Measured from external faces.
Consents will be required for the following
- Dividing off part of a house for use as a separate dwelling.
- Use of a caravan in a garden as a home for someone else.
- Dividing off part of a house for business or commercial use.
- Providing a parking space for a commercial vehicle or taxi.
- Building something that goes against the term of the original planning permission.
- Work which might obstruct the view of road users.
- Work which will involve a new or wider access to a major road.
- Additions or extensions to a flat or maisonette, including those converted from houses, excluding internal alterations which do not affect the external appearance.
- An addition which would be nearer to any highway than the nearest part of the original house unless there is at least 20m from the extended house to the highway.
- Covering more than half the area of land around the original house with additions or other separate buildings.
- An extension to a terraced house or a house in a special area larger than 10%, or up to 50mÂ³ whichever is the greater, of the volume of the original house.4. An extension to any other kind of house larger than 15%, or up to 70mÂ³, whichever is the greater, of the volume of the original house.
- An extension which is larger than 115mÂ³.
- An extension which is higher than highest part of the roof of the original house.
- An extension where any part is more than 4m high and is within 2m of the boundary. (Roof extensions have separate rules).
- Any roof extension, loft conversion or dormer window in a special area.
- Any extension to a roof slope which face a highway.
- Roof extensions which would add more than 50mÂ³ to the volume of the house or 40mÂ³ to that of a terraced house. This allowance is in addition to, but must be deducted from, any other allowances set out above.
- Any building (or structure) to be used other than for domestic purposes or which exceed the condition set out in 1 and 2 (House Extensions) above.
- Any building more than 3m high, or 4m high if it has a ridged roof.
- Any building on the ground of a listed building or in a special area which would be more than 10mÂ³.
- With an area measured externally of more than 3mÂ³.
- Higher than 3m above the ground.
- Less than 2m from a road.