Green Belt Extensions Surrey
Our clients had just bought this house in the Green Belt in Chobham, Surrey when they came to us. It needed some work and they wanted to take the chance to extend it as well.
The house is in washed over Green Belt land, and Surrey Council had said that Planning would not be given for an extension. Our clients came to us looking for an architect that could help them.
Green Belt Planning Approval
Our idea to get over this was to explore what we could built under Permitted Development in the Green Belt. We found that there was no Article 4 in place, so the house still had PD rights. This was great as it was the only way our clients could build the extension they wanted.
One Storey Side and Two Storey Rear Extensions
We worked with our clients to come up with a design that would work for them. In the end they were quite surprised by how much you can build under PD even in the Green Belt. We were able to get permission to build a single storey side extension and a double storey rear extension under a Certificate of Lawful Development.
Green Belt Extension Rules
To make sure that the work was PD it had to be built in the same materials as the main house, but we were still able to give it a modern twist with the large glass doors to the garden. Building under Permitted Development can be the only way to extend a house in the Green Belt. This is because often the Council have a blanket policy to refuse Planning apps. So if PD rights have not been removed from the house or area then this can be a great option.