Hi, I'd be grateful of any help out there! We are planning a 2 storey rear and side extension. We are basically adding a box on the back of our house which measures roughly 8 x 4.5m. It is a large extension, however we feel it is the norm these days. The extension will provide a 4th bedroom, a larger master bedroom with ensuit and a larger kitchen/family area. We went down the route of doing pre-planning, and all came back ok. Now we have gone to planning, they are asking us to come in 1m on the side extension (which sticks out 2m past the original house wall, but is 1m from the boundary) and change the roof as they think it is overbearing. Nothing has changed other than a neighbours objection. The planning officer will not confirm if we will be refused planning if we don't make this change. Our problem is that the layout upstairs will not work if we have to come in a metre and it would mean that we couldn't do a 2 storey extension. Other houses in our area have done similar extensions, but didn't have objections from neighbours. We feel that if no objections were made, planning would have been granted. The planning officer said at his site visit that it should be ok. We feel the council are asking us to make changes based on someone's objections and not so much planning rules. I guess what's overbearing to some isn't to others. Are we being unreasonable wanting to do such a large extension 1m from the boundary? We're unsure of how to proceed. If the planning officer has suggested we come in 1m, which would mean building 2m from the boundary, will planning be refused if we don't make this change? BTW, we have already agreed to come in 15cm from to other side to appease the other neighbours! Would be really grateful for your thoughts, as we don't know how to play this one! Thanks!