The good news is that the government has decided to remove the time limit for larger rear extensions under permitted development rights. This means that if you live in a semi-detached/terrace or a detached house you can extend the original rear wall of your property by 6m and 8m respectively. The legalisation was due to expire on 30 May 2019 but the government has now made it permanent. The application is made under Prior Notification and is subject to a Neighbour Consultation Scheme, which involves the local authority contacting your neighbours to address any potential concerns. At a time when more property owners are looking to extend and remodel properties to adapt to changing lifestyles, we at MJH support this decision. If you have any queries about your permitted development rights and prior approval please contact us.