Domestic curtilage

This is the garden area immediately surrounding the dwellinghouse. It does not include any garden which is separated from the house by a back access road or track, or a paddock whether separate or attached.

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In the diagram above the red extension in this position would require planning permission as it is a side extension.

In the diagram above the red extension in this position is a rear extension and would not need planning permission.

Roof materials, should match in colour and texture. For example:

1. If the existing roof is covered in natural slate then natural slate should be used for an extension roof.
2. Concrete tiles should have the same colour and profile as those on an existing roof.
3. Pantiles should have the same colour and profile as those on the existing roof.
4. Roofing felt is only a similar material if it is already used on the part of the building to be extended, i.e. an extension onto an existing flat roof extension or where there are existing felted flat roof dormers.
5. It will be acceptable to use a flat tile for the sides and front of dormers where the existing roof has a profiled tile, but a profiled tile to match should be used for the dormer roof itself.

Materials of a different type such as felt, painted timber, upvc, and lead are not considered to be similar to slates or roof tiles.

Single Storey

If a room or rooms are proposed within the roof space of a single storey ground floor extension then it would no longer be classed as single storey.

Terraced house

A dwellinghouse situated in a row of three or more dwellinghouses used or designed as single dwellings, where:-
It shares a party wall, with or has a main wall adjoining the main wall of, the dwellinghouse on either side; or
If it is at the end of a row, it shares a party wall with or has a main wall of a dwellinghouse which fulfils the requirements of a) above.

Width of the Original Dwellinghouse

Where the width of the original dwellinghouse varies it is the widest dimension hat should be used. The width in the following diagram is the principal elevation which faces the highway.