Guide to Development Management at Gateshead - page 34

Extending your Home
Many people first come into contact with planning when thinking
of extending or improving their own home.
Deciding to extend your home is an important decision and one
that will involve a large financial investment. Therefore, you need
to consider carefully the type and size of extension which best
meets your own requirements.
For instance:
It may be better to move house rather than build a large costly
extension in the wrong location.
A poorly designed extension can spoil the appearance and
character of a house, and could affect its value especially if it
takes up too much of the existing garden, or adversely affects
neighbouring houses or the street scene.
If you decide to extend your home you may need both planning
permission and will almost always require building
regulations approval.
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Before you Apply for Planning Permission
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