House Extension, Roundhay, Leeds
DPDS Consulting have considerable experience working with homeowners to secure planning permission for house extensions and where necessary the replacement of existing dwellings.
A recent example includes the partial demolition and rear extension to an existing dwelling within the Roundhay Conservation Area and Green Belt, where restrictive planning policies result in a general presumption against development.
Leeds City Council has a relatively restrictive planning policy regime relating to development in the Green Belt, and paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework states that extensions or alterations of buildings within the Green Belt should not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building. ‘Original’ is defined in the NPPF as: a building as it existed on 1st July 1948 or, if constructed after 1 July 1948, as it was built originally.
The existing dwelling had already been extended to the rear. DPDS worked closely with the client to make the case that the dwelling could be further extended, allowing planning consent to be granted accordingly.