TTV29 - Residential extensions and replacement dwellings in the countryside

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Proposals to extend or replace existing dwellings in the countryside will be permitted provided:

  1. The existing dwelling has a lawful use for permanent residential use and has not been abandoned. 
  2. The size of the new replacement dwelling will not be significantly larger than the original house volume.
  3. The number of new dwellings is no more than the number of dwellings to be demolished and replaced.
  4. Any new replacement dwelling should be positioned on the footprint of the existing dwelling, unless on design, landscape, highway safety, residential amenity, or other environmental grounds a more appropriate location can be agreed.
  5. The extension is appropriate in scale and design in the context of the setting of the host dwelling.