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Q How should a planning authority treat a lawful development certificate
application proposing guttering that would overhang a boundary with another dwelling? Given that domestic permitted development rights apply only to development "within the curtilage of a dwelling", should the application be refused? AM

Answer or comment online at or by emailing by Tuesday 23 January. 

Q A client wishes to build a single-storey side extension to a house in the green belt using permitted development rights. There is a small porch, not serving the main entrance, of about two square metres in the middle of the side wall and forms an original part of the house. The local planning authority will not allow the porch to be demolished to allow the extension to be built under permitted development rights and is unlikely to grant planning permission. Does anyone have thoughts on how to get around this situation? MM 

Answer or comment online at or by emailing by Friday 1 February

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