What is the Neighbour Consultation Scheme?
The scheme relates to planning and is a method of pre-approval; if you wish to build a large extension you must notify the local authority, who will then consult the adjoining neighbours to advise them of your planned development.
If your neighbours raise any concerns or objections, the local authority will decide if their objections reveal any impact on the amenity of the neighbouring properties and whether your plans can go ahead.
This scheme only applies to larger single-storey rear extensions which are permitted until 30 May 2019. This means that extensions of between four and eight metres for detached houses and between three and six metres for all other houses, must go through this process.
Please note: It has been stated by Government that these increased size limits will be made permanent, but no detailed information has been provided in regard to how and when this will occur.
Notification of a Proposed Larger Home Extension
This template can be used by a householder to notify the local planning authority of the intention to build a larger single-storey rear extension as described above. Please read the guidance note for help completing the notification.
Download the Guidance Note (This note also contains further information about the scheme in general)
If you require any further advice regarding the Neighbour Consultation Scheme, please contact your local planning authority.