It's good to talk. Especially to your neighbours when you are planning a home extension.
It's a nice neighbourly thing and will help prepare your neighbours for the noise and disruption of upcoming building work but will also let them talk to you openly about your planned extension and any reservations that they have.
Often many disputes that we see could easily be resolved by relaxed conversation from the outset. If a neighbour can see a design and is consistently informed they are less likely to cause any delays in your planning process or worse additional costs.
Your neighbours can make or break your plans, if they are aware of your plans before you place your application on the nearby lamp post you stand a much better chance of no objections.
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