Estate Management Scheme Policies

Extensions and Alterations Policy (EM1)

In order to preserve the unique architectural heritage of the town and its buildings the council expects that all applications for extensions and alterations respect and do not harm the character and appearance of the building and the street scene.

The policy also aims to secure the retention of the existing or original space at first floor level between properties and above between the flank wall and side boundary.

In addition, extension or alterations should not materially affect the residential amenities of adjoining residents through loss of day/sun/skylight, loss of privacy or outlook.

Policy EM1

Extensions and alterations to existing properties will only be allowed if they are in keeping with the design, appearance, materials and architectural detailing used in the existing building and do not have a detrimental impact on the amenities and values of the surrounding area or the residential amenity of adjoining occupiers