Residential Extensions SPD

The Residential Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared by Burnley Council as part of its planning policy framework. It was adopted by the Council on 26 October 2022.

This SPD provides detailed guidance on the application of the Local Plan policies in respect of residential alterations and extensions, in particular Policies HS5 and SP5. It includes photographs and illustrations. As well as being a material consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications, it will also be a useful guide to those planning a residential extension that falls within permitted development rights.

The SPD and accompanying Adoption Statement are available to download at the foot of this page. Paper copies will also be available at the Council’s Contact Burnley Offices and Burnley and Padiham Libraries during their opening hours.


The Council invited comments on a draft of the SPD as part of a 6-week consultation which ran from 29 June and 10 August 2022. The consultation draft is also still available to view or download at the foot of this page.

A revised SPD taking into account the consultation responses received was presented to the Council’s Executive on 26 October 2022.

Agenda for Executive on Wednesday, 26th October, 2022, 6.30 pm (


  • Consultation Draft