No Planning Permission


Postby generallee » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:09 pm

We built a bay window on the first floor of our property, on top of an extension, without planning.At the time we had a verbal conversation with the planning department in which they said it was a "grey area" whether we needed planning permission as it was less than 900mm from the back of the house.Now, some 4+ years later, after all the neighbours have done the same thing, they are issueing planning contravention notices.
Are we OK because ours is over 4 years old? Will our neighbours be OK if ours is allowed to stay?
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:59 pm

I would say you have no problems,If you have the persons name for reference you spoke to at the planning department 4 years ago then you have proof you applied.
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Postby generallee » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:49 am

I haven't got the persons name in the planning department.The 4 year rule applies then in this case?
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:40 pm

I still dont think you have a problem.In my experience its highly unusual for the planning department to kick up a fuss over a bay window unless your in a conservation area.
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