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Householder Alterations and Extensions SPD


The Householder Alterations & Extensions SPD provides detailed design guidance on alterations and extensions to houses and aims to encourage good design.The guide has been produced in recognition of the visual and amenity impact that extensions can have on the quality of individual houses and streets in general.

It provides detailed guidance on alterations and extensions to help achieve consistency in determining planning applications, while allowing for local characteristics, good design and the effect of previous decisions.

The SPD aims to encourage good design by concentrating on issues of scale, height, massing, layout and parking.




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Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
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0191 433 3000