If a neighbor objects to your application and challenges it, you have the opportunity to appeal. However, if the objections can be addressed by changing the design of the addition, you can revise the plan and re-submit the application. The first thing to do is to write a response that addresses all concerns raised by the objector.
At this stage, it is important to be as detailed as possible in your response since it will be used by the county agency reviewing your application to make a decision. If your response isn't clear enough, it may lead to additional questions or issues being raised by the objector. You should keep copies of all correspondence with regard to your application file with the county agency.
The next step is to appear at a hearing before a county official who will decide whether to approve or deny your application. You will need to provide evidence that your project has been reviewed by an architect or engineer and proof that it meets applicable building codes. If your project does not meet all of the requirements for approval, then it cannot be approved without changes. You cannot change the design of your project once it has been approved by the county agency.
It is important to note that even if your application is approved, it does not mean that your project will definitely be built. Your neighbor might change their mind about the project or find another way to challenge it.
If your neighbors disagree to your plans, you can file an appeal and explain why. Alternatively, you might revise your ideas while keeping the reasons for rejection in mind and resubmit your application. As a result, it's rare that a neighbor will be able to entirely prevent you from building your house expansion.
In most cases, you'll need to obtain approval from your city or county government body before you can start construction. They may have regulations of their own about how far back a house must be away from the property line, for example, or whether the addition needs to be attached to your house with a shared wall. These agencies also may have guidelines on what kind of additions are allowed based on the neighborhood, so it's important to find out before you begin any work what those restrictions are.
The process of getting approval for your house extension can be time-consuming. It's best to search for solutions before you run into problems during construction. For example, if you discover that the location of your proposed extension won't work after all, you can change the design or find another place to put it.
Also remember that local laws affect what you can do with your house. For example, if your area has a lot size limit, then you shouldn't build a yard larger than necessary. Check with your local government agency to make sure you're not breaking any rules by extending your house.
If planning approval is denied, the applicant may file an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate. If you opposed to the planning application, the council should notify you if an appeal is filed. You can find out more about appeals on the Council's website.
I'd advise talking to your neighbor about it. On a daily basis, we argue with planning authorities about this predicament. It is common practice to build an expansion all the way up to the boundary line between you and your neighbor. This extension might be used as a garage, another house, a play area for children, you name it.
In most countries, building regulations require you to get permission from your neighbor if you want to extend your house. The reason for this is that buildings can cause damage to their surrounding environment. For example, they can attract birds which may attack other animals or carry diseases. Attracting birds is also dangerous for people because they may come into contact with infectious agents such as bacteria or viruses. Countries have adopted different policies regarding extensions; some allow them everywhere while others allow them only in certain areas.
Extensions can be a good thing for you if you need more space or if your house is too small for today's living standards. If you do want to build an extension, make sure you talk to your neighbors first and get their approval. In some cases, they may even help you out by giving you access to their parking space when you need it. Extensions can also be a bad thing if they affect the environment negatively.