pico wrote:Legislation states that an exempt extension should be to rear of house. To my mind, the intention is that this refers to what was interpreted as the rear of the original house. Therefore, in your situation, the extension would not be exempt.
However, as you probably know, it is a question of interpretation. In the past twelve months, I have had two different Planning Authorities give opposite decisions based on the side / rear exemption limits.
Best advice would be to speak to the Planner for the area, & submit a Section 5 application to obtain a definitive decsion from the relevant Local Authority
Thanks for the response. I had asked someone else in the office here and they said they thought it would be exempt but I'd be of the opinion too that it's the original house that counts in relation to the extent of the rear exemption limits... Section 5 is probably the way to go. Cheers.