Planning applications for rooftop extensions are increasingly popular, especially in densely populated cities where not enough land is being brought forward for new housing.

A planning application can be made by anyone, even someone without an interest in the land, and without first obtaining consent from the owner.

Linda Boateng appears in Planning Resource. Legal viewpoint: Rooftop notification error leads to quashing of consent is available to read via subscription on the Planning Resource website.

Linda is an associate solicitor within the real estate team. She advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.