Planning permission guidance (homeowners)
Properties that do not have permitted development rights
Apartments, maisonettes and flats (including 'Tyneside flats') do not have the same permitted development rights as houses.
The Council also has the power to withdraw permitted development rights, if:
- extensions or alterations could have a negative impact on neighbours, see properties that have had development rights removed
- the character of an area would be threatened by permitted developments, known as 'Article 4 restrictions'