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Relaxed Planning Regulations Are Not Without Problems


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19 September 2012

It is feared that thousands of illegal extensions could be built across England and Wales due to home owners misunderstanding the temporary relaxation of the Planning Regulations.

The temporary relaxation of the planning rules was announced by the Government for domestic properties in an attempt to help those home owners who can't afford to upgrade, ease the pressure on housing and kick start the economy.

Under the relaxation, certain extensions do not require planning permission, however, they are still bound by other obligations, such as building regulations approval. Furthermore, where an extension encroaches on a public sewer or drain, then it will still require a build over agreement with the local water service provider. Where the home owner fails to obtain the necessary approval, s/he could face remedial action.

If you are planning a property extension, then you should contact your local authority Planning Department or visit the Government's planning portal ( for further information.

Author: Inam Ali

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