Draft Householder Extensions /Alterations Design Guidance SPD

Extensions and alterations to a home can be an economical way of ensuring a home can meet a household’s present and future needs. In seeking to meet such needs it is important to ensure that any extensions or alterations to a home are well designed, well-built and sympathetic to their surroundings. By doing so we can ensure that there are no adverse effects on the original house, immediate neighbours, the local view of the street, as well as the character and appearance of the local area.

Within Gravesham, there is great variety in the type, style, age and quality of housing. Many areas within the Borough have a distinct character which with the quality of the buildings, their layout and landscaping have become much cherished. Due to the nature of the Borough, it is not possible for this guidance to cover every possible scenario, the guidance does, however, encapsulate what the Council will take into account when judging whether or not an application is acceptable in planning terms.

How to find out more and have your say

The Council is inviting representations on the draft Householder Extensions / Alterations Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The draft SPD is open for public consultation from Tuesday 1 September until Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 5pm. We are keen to hear if the document covers everything you would you want to know, and whether the information given is clear, easy to navigate and to use.

Please review the draft SPD (link below) and provide your feedback through the questionnaire.

In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 the documents will not be available for inspection at Gravesham Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council offices, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, DA12 1AU. You may be able to book a PC to view the documents at a library, for further information please see www.kent.gov.uk/libs 


  • Opened
    31 Aug 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    29 Sep 2020 at 17:00