Government Will Relax Planning Rules on Home Extensions in a Bid to Boost the Economy

Released on: September 11, 2012, 1:06 pm
Industry: Real Estate

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- For a limited time only, government will free up planning rules for extensions, in order to reinvigorate the construction industry and boost the British economy.

The new planning legislation, or Permitted Development Rights, will allow people to build larger extensions on their houses without planning permission. The new home extensions can reach a size of 8 metres for detached homes and 6 metres for others. The rulings apply to commercial properties also, with shops and offices allowed to grow to the edge of their premises; 100 square metres for shops and 200 square metres for industrial units.

With the recession ongoing, the newly reshuffled coalition government are looking for ways to ease the collective financial woe. These ways will include making it easier than ever to enjoy your dream home extension, and also making it more affordable to get onto the housing ladder. The latter could also bolster the construction industry by providing the impetus to build more homes.

This fresh plan of attack comes after the construction industry has performed particularly badly during the recession. But by cutting through considerable red tape, now is arguably as good a time as ever to extend your home and make space for a growing family or a better lifestyle, without having to move.

Companies such as Simply Extend, one of London’s premier extension providers, can deliver modern and high quality kitchen extensions, bathroom extensions and much more in just a matter of weeks. If you have wanted to extend your home, now really is a fantastic time to do it.

Robert Wood, Director at Simply Extend commented on the new development, “Quite often when undertaking any house extension project the planning permission and approval process can be a stumbling block and can significantly impact on homeowners’ plans and aspirations for their home.

“The relaxation of planning rules for extensions will certainly interest a number of homeowners who may have considered making a worthwhile addition to their home’s space, especially as growing families look to develop their current property as opposed to relocating, which isn’t always possible for everyone”.

Robert added, “At Simply Extend we welcome the new rulings as it ultimately means greater convenience for our clients. We deal with the planning process on their behalf, but the ruling makes this easier to complete than before, allowing our expert builders to begin work sooner”

Simply Extend are London’s premier extensions company who offer an all-in-one extensions service, with efficient project management and expert London builders completing a wide range of household extensions such as bathroom or kitchen extensions in London as well as flat refurbishments and other services available on the website at

Will you take advantage of the all new Permitted Development Rights, and transform your home?

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0800 9177571


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