Last week it was announced that the government will introduce new permitted development rights allowing two-storey upwards extensions to blocks of flats from 1 August 2020.
What the new rules mean
The new rules will:
- Allow the construction of up to two storeys to create new flats on the top storey of a building. The building should not be more than 30 metres high after the extension.
- Apply to an existing purpose-built, detached block of flats, built between 1 July 1948 and 5 March 2018.
- Require developers to get prior approval from the council, but do not require a planning application
Unlike planning applications, we will only be able to consider criteria set out in the regulations.
For more information on planning in Elmbridge, please visit our planning pages.