We also provide more detail in the guidance on windows in Listed Buildings and what is now called ‘narrow profile glazing’, previously known as ‘slim profile glazing’.
Where it is proposed to install narrow profile glazing in listed buildings, the guidance still advises that the 6mm cavity gap between two 4mm panes is the maximum we will usually accept. Larger cavity gaps may be accepted in certain circumstances and the guidance sets out what these would be.
Listed building consent applications for narrow profile glazing in existing windows must be accompanied by cross section drawings detailing the depth of the cavity gap and glazing panes. Without this information we are unable to assess the application and it will not be progressed. Full details are included in the guidance.
Our Guidance for Householders is being reviewed and we’d like your comments on the proposed changes.
What the Guidance is for
The Guidance is for people considering altering or extending their house. This includes dormers, conservatories, extensions, decking, garages and outbuildings. It aims to assist in creating high quality and well designed alterations and extensions that:
complement the existing house, leaving it as the dominant element
maintain the quality and character of the surrounding area and
respect the amenity of the adjacent neighbours
What are the changes?
The main changes include:
reordering the document
clarification of some text
text on self-contained extensions
bungalow extensions and
Changes have been made as a result of internal consultation with planning teams and reviewing the use of the Guidance in decision making.
Have your say
You can give us comments using the consultation hub, which also contains a link to the draft revised Guidance. After the consultation we will consider if any further amendments to the document are required before reporting the changes to Planning Committee for approval.
Consultation on the Guidance will close on 2 June 2017.