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How to build a home extension  without Planning Permission using your PD rights - Oct. 1st 2008



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Dirty trick No. 3:- The sudden tree preservation order or TPO listing.

Sometimes permitted development works are proposed within the spread of an established tree that is not listed with a TPO. Sometimes the planners will see this as part of their site visit process and decide that this may be a high value local amenity tree worthy of long term protection. The Planner then informs their TPO Officer who also makes an inspection and if in agreement starts the TPO process.

Now this may not prevent the planners from not issuing a C of LD but it does now mean that the Planners have gained control over your development through a TPO application and it is up to you or your tree specialist that the PD scheme will not do any long term harm to the tree. This will now cost you wasted time and fees in the application process and engaging your own tree specialist. You may even have to reduce your building works or have specialists foundations to avoid root damage. The worst case could be that you are unable to build the extension or detached garden building at all in that location.


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