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BEATING OVERLOOKING ISSUES

It’s a common reason given by councils for refusing planning applications, but how can you get around overlooking? Planning expert Mike Dade explains the options
The planning requirements for this self build home dictated that it needed to avoid overlooking neighbours, so the design by D&M Homes features carefully positioned glazing, a stepped facade at the front and a fence on the upper storey terrace at back of the house

When you’re looking to construct a new house (particularly on an infill or backland plot), extend or convert a building, you must always take into consideration the impact the new structure will have on your neighbours’ privacy. But sometimes a degree of overlooking seems inevitable, so what are the best ways to overcome this issue?

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