Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities DM38 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 5243073//5
Respondent Wrington Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted

DM38 - Extensions to dwellings

While supporting this policy proposal, the Council has deep concerns about recent Government proposals to double the size of extensions allowed under permitted development. Our experience is that immediate neighbour impacts are the most significant and potentially contentious issues raised by residential development, with these addressed very sensibly in NSC’s Residential Design Guide. Should the Government not drop this proposal then we would urge NSC to make an Article 4 Direction related to residential extensions, limiting the scale of extensions to the existing permitted development limits, which will fit with policy DM38, the aim being to ensure that the potential for neighbour conflict is minimised.