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Is loss of light planning objections?

If you cannot make a loss of light or overshadowing objection to a planning application, there are other valid planning objections that may be relevant. These include overlooking or loss of privacy, and loss of public visual amenity. However, loss of view does not count as a valid planning objection.

How close to a property line can I build?

1. Side and Rear Yards. Yard structures under six feet in height may be located up to a side or rear property line subject to building code and fire code limitations. Yard structures six feet in height or over shall be located at least three feet from any property line and shall not exceed 12 feet in height.

Does right to light still exist?

Rights to light generally become an issue when a new development, or proposed development affects the access to light of an adjoining property. Rights to light also apply to obstructions caused by trees, hedges and so on, but there are no rights to light for open ground.

What is the 45 degree rule?

THE 45 DEGREE-CODE (Non-Terraced Property) To comply with the 45 degree code, First Floor extensions shall be designed so as not to cross the 45 degree line from an adjoining neighbour’s nearest window which lights a habitable room or kitchen.

Can I live in a shed on my own land?

The answer is maybe, if the shed meets certain conditions. Generally, living in a shed is not allowed. This is because a shed is usually classified as a class 10a building, and these are not for habitation. To be able to live in a shed, you need to find one that has class 1 engineering so that it is habitable.

What is the maximum size you can build without planning permission?

4 metres

Can I build a summer house next to my Neighbours fence?

If you were to build within two metres of your neighbours’ boundary, the height of the summerhouse would be restricted to 2.5 metres. If your property is not listed but you live in a conservation area, as long as the building is sited behind the rear wall of your home it would comply with the rules.

How much compensation do you get for right to light?

The amount of compensation due to any home owner affected by loss of light depends on the facts of each case. Compensation can range from a few thousand pounds to tens of thousands of pounds depending on the level of the infringement of light.

Can I ask my Neighbour to cut his trees?

You have a common law right to prune back parts of a tree or hedge growing over the boundary into your property (subject to any legal restrictions being overcome first such as Tree Preservation Orders or conservation areas) but you cannot compel the owner of the trees or hedge to carry out this work or pay for it.

Can my Neighbour build a shed against my fence?

Any shed must be built at least 2.5m away from the main house. Don’t use a shed side as a replacement fence side. Your current neighbour may have no problem with it, a future neighbour may well do.

Can you sleep in a garden room?

To sleep in a shed or garden room, it must comply with Building Regulations. These control the quality of the building’s structure and ensure it is safe for sleeping in. The same rules apply to converting a garage or small brick building into an annexe. Seek the advice of your local planning authority before you begin.

Can my Neighbour build right to my boundary?

The short answer is “yes, subject to serving a valid notice and following the processes set out in The Party Wall Act. The party wall act only applies to “structures” (ie: a wall with a foundation), it does not apply to timber fences or other screens.

How close to a fence can you build?

In established areas, the front setback (excluding eaves, awnings and stairs) is within 20% of the average setback of adjoining buildings, or is a minimum of 6 metres where the average front setback of the adjoining buildings fronting the same street is more than 6 metres.

Does my Neighbour have a right to light?

Does your neighbour have a right to light? A right to light may be acquired by ‘anyone who has had uninterrupted use of something over someone else’s land for 20 years without consent, openly and without threat, and without interruption for more than a year.

Can a Neighbours gutter overhangs my property?

It is a well established principle that you own the airspace above your land, so if your neighbour’s gutters overhang your land then they may be a trespass, even if you cannot reach them or they don’t interfere with the day to day use of your land.

What happens if you build without planning permission?

If you build without planning permission, you may not be breaking any rules. However, if there is a planning breach, you may have to submit a retrospective application or even appeal against an enforcement notice.

Do you have to notify Neighbours permission for extension?

If you are making a larger householder extension application, you are required to notify your neighbours and will need to confirm you have done so on the application. For other applications, we recommend you discuss even the simplest household proposals with your neighbours.

How close can a summer house be to a fence?

Other general guidelines are that it must not take up more than ½ your garden, it must be behind the building line, it should be 1 metre away from the boundary (although most garden and summer houses tend to be nearer than this), it should be less than 4 metres high (if it is an apex building) and should be 50 ft away …

What happens if my Neighbour objects to my planning application?

What happens if I do require planning permission? If you apply for planning permission, a letter will be sent to the adjoining neighbours and a notice will go up outside which will give the public a chance to make comments (objection or support) if they feel they are somehow affected by the proposed design.

How close can you build a shed to a boundary fence?

Your shed is no larger than 20 square metres if you live in a residential area. If you live in a rural area (RU1, RU2, RU3, RU4 or RU5), your shed is no larger than 50 square metres. Your shed is at least 900mm away from each boundary.

Can you build an extension right up to your boundary?

Permitted development rules allow boundary walls and fences to be erected up to two metres, so it may be permissible that the extension is two metres high at the boundary wall, with the roof sloping up to the existing house, similar to the example pictured below.

What is the maximum size of a garden shed without planning permission?

Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.

What happens if my Neighbour ignores the Party Wall Act?

If your neighbour has completed their work without serving notice they are by no means off the hook. They will still have a duty of care under common law to put right any damage that their works cause.

Do Neighbours have to be notified of planning applications?

Notifying Neighbours Neighbour notification is required for applications for planning permission, planning permission in principle, and approval of matters specified in conditions. The Council is required to notify those with an interest in “neighbouring land” of a planning application.

Can a Neighbour refuse planning permission?

Planning permission can be denied if your build is guilty of these offenses: Your build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light. Your build overlooks other homes, causing loss of privacy. Your builds appearance is out of character with the existing property.

Can a Neighbour object to permitted development?

No-one can object to an extension built under PD. Yes they can. If they don’t think the development is lawful, then they can object to that effect.

How close to my boundary can my Neighbour build?

Single story extensions to the side of your property to be no more than four meters in height and no wider than half the original size of the property. For those building a double extension on their property, you cannot go closer than seven meters to the boundary.

Can my Neighbour hang things on my fence?

Can my neighbour attach or nail things to my fence? The short answer to this question is, of course, “no”. If you own the fence and you have not granted your neighbour permission to do so, they are not allowed to attach or nail things to your fence.

How close to my boundary can I build a single storey extension?

Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres or be within seven metres of any boundary* opposite the rear wall of the house.

Can neighbor block my view?

Unless the tree is violating view ordinances, zoning laws, subdivision rules, or existing easements, homeowners have no zoning rights to light, air, or view. The one exception is that the neighbor cannot deliberately block your view with a structure that has no use to your neighbor.

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