Notes to accompany prior notification application forms for rear extensions/ additions
The form sets out the legislative requirements for an application. However, you should be aware that the Council can request further information to allow it to assess the impact of the proposed development on the amenity of any adjoining premises.
To avoid this and consequent delays in determining the matter, it is recommended that the following information is also submitted:
- A location plan should be at an identified standard metric scale typically 1:1250. Plans should identify sufficient roads (normally two) and/or buildings on land adjoining the application site to ensure that the exact location of the application site is clear. It must also show the direction of North. The application site should be edged clearly with a red line.
- A site plan should be drawn at an identified standard metric scale, typically 1:200. It should accurately show the direction of North and the proposed development in relation to the site boundaries and other existing buildings on the site, with written dimensions including those to the boundaries.
- Floor plans and elevations should be drawn at an identified standard metric scale, typically 1:50. The drawings should explain the proposal in detail and clearly show the proposed works in relation to what is already there. All sides of the proposal should be shown and these should indicate, where possible, the proposed building materials and the style, materials and finish of windows and doors. Blank elevations should also be included; if only to show that this is the case.
- If there is a change of level across the site, particularly in relation to the adjoining properties, a section at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 through the proposed building showing its relationship with those on either side.