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POLICY HOUS 7 - REPLACEMENT AND EXTENSION OF DWELLINGS

THE REPLACEMENT OR EXTENSION OF DWELLINGS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE WILL BE STRICTLY CONTROLLED. PROPOSALS WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE EXTENDED DWELLING IS NOT DISPROPORTIONATE IN SIZE TO THE ORIGINAL DWELLING; 
  2. ADEQUATE UTILITY AND INFRUSTRUCTURE SERVICES EXIST, ARE READILY AVAILABLE OR CAN BE ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED;
  3. THE REPLACEMENT DWELLING OR DWELLING AS EXTENDED DOES NOT REQUIRE AN UNACCEPTABLE EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING RESIDENTIAL CURTILAGE;
  4. IN RESPECT OF REPLACEMENT DWELLINGS, PARKING AND AMENITY SPACE IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED GUIDELINES;
  5. THE SCALE, SITING, DESIGN, MATERIALS, LANDSCAPING AND EXTERNAL APPEARANCE OF THE REPLACEMENT DWELLING OR EXTENSION IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY EXISTING RELATED STRUCTURES AND THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AND
  6. IN THE CASE OF REPLACEMENT DWELLINGS FOR DERELICT BUILDINGS, THE RESIDENTIAL USE OF THE BUILDING HAS NOT BEEN ABANDONED.

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