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74 Richmond Road, Rubery, Birmingham.


Proposed Development: Single-storey side and rear extensions with rendered block work to the front and rear elevations.

The applicant had purchased the property at auction with the intention of developing the unit and adding it t their rental portfolio.  Upon assessment of the existing unit En-Plan advised using the base of the former side garage to act as the footprint for a new single-storey side extension and to render the extended unit as the brickwork had blown in many areas on the existing walls and was in danger of further erosion and was taking away from the visual appearance of the unit.


The applicants agreed with this course of action as a way forward to add not only a new bedroom but also a way of breathing new life into the exterior of the property.  The extension would aslo form part of the development of the property as a whole that involved a new bathroom and kitchen and full interior redecoration prior to being put on the rental market.

The application sailed through the planning process and received planning approval from Bromsgrove District Council and work has now been completed under a building notice. The property has now been let out and returns an extremely healthy yield that would not of been possible without the extension..

The application below application has been a total success as part of the re-development of the property and its ongoing use as part of a rental portfolio.

Alternative Reference - 16/0767

Application Received Sunday 31 Jul 2016

Application Validated Sunday 31 Jul 2016

Address: 74 Richmond Road, Rubery, B45 9UN

Proposal: Single-storey side and rear extensions with rendered block work to the front and rear elevations

Status: Application Granted

Decision: Granted

Decision Issued Date: Wednesday 31 Aug 2016

Side Extensions - Useful Information.

Will I Need Planning Permission for my Extension?

  • The extension to the side of the property is only single storey and no higher than 4 metres and no wider than half the width of the original dwelling house.

  • Conservatories and single storey rear extensions within 2 metres of a boundary are no higher than 3 metres with a flat roof or 4 metres with a pitched roof.

  • Materials must match the existing.

  • No more than 50% of your private garden area can be built upon. In this calculation, you must include any outbuildings that already exist here.

Your local authority has the power to remove Permitted Development Rights if it feels the character of the area will be threatened by any new work. If in any doubt, you should check with your local authority planning department.  If you are doing an extension that will need planning permission, it is wise to pop into your local planning office to find out informally what might be permitted — especially if you are planning anything out of the ordinary. It is always wise to research the local planning policies so that you will be aware from the start that an uphill struggle awaits you if you plan anything too exotic in the area where your house is situated.

Please call us on  07931 541 804 for a free no obligation consultation or email me on  I look forward to talking through any proposals you may have.

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