Dudley Removes Need for Permission for Some Householder Extensions
On the 2nd October 2017 Dudley MB Council introduced a Local Development Order (LDO) for householder extensions. This LDO permits homeowners to extend their properties without needing full planning permission for certain types of properties and proposals within specified areas of the Borough.
These are in addition to the permitted development rights set nationally by the General Permitted Development Order. There is a requirement to submit details of the extension and pay a set fee of £86 for the Council to assess the proposal against a specific set of design criteria but it is a simplified process and the Council should make a decision within 2 weeks.
There are a number of properties which would be excluded from the LDO, including for example: Listed buildings, houses in Conservation Areas or in the Green Belt, houses located on a corner plot or with a side elevation facing the highway, flats, an annex or a house in multiple occupation.