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    Definition of planning phrase

    I have extended my house which lies in an a o o n b by 50% of the gross external floor area. For which I gained planning permission. I wish to extend it again.
    I have been reading the housholder guide on the planning portal and there is a phrase ..."No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* would be covered by additions or other buildings." can any one explain what this means and how it would affect me.
    Many thanks

    Eri

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    The term "original house" means the house as it was first built (or as it stood in 1948 if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

    The rule and seemingly arbitrary date is designed to stop people building an extension, then building another on it and another on that etc etc.

    If in doubt i'd speak to your freindly local council...

    http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/eng...315206517.html

    AONB tends to complicate things of course.

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    Thanks BN3R

    All is now clear ,the duty officer at my local district council didnt know it all, but she knew enough to clear up my grey areas. Thanks.

    Eri

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