Rules to Follow
When designing a house extension there are three golden rules to follow. Extensions should;
- be neighbourly, respecting the privacy and outlook of adjoining properties,
- normally be indistinguishable from the original dwelling and integrated with it,
- be in keeping with the character of the surrounding area.
This guidance note shows how you can achieve these basic principles.
The retention of existing trees, hedges and other landscaping will often help reduce the impact of an extension on the character of the surrounding area. This is particularly important in the Residential Areas of Exceptional Character defined in the Local Plan and in Conservation Areas.
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