Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Home extension in Conservation Land http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-extension-in-Conservation-Land/517020/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hi Kristin,&nbsp; Thank you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-extension-in-Conservation-Land/517020/ Hi Kristin,&nbsp; Thank you much.&nbsp;&nbsp; We will probably just skip this property and look for something else.&nbsp; Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-extension-in-Conservation-Land/517020/ 2013-10-28T18:26:00Z Hi There,This house is probably ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-extension-in-Conservation-Land/517020/ Hi There,<br/><br/>This house is probably considered a "pre-existing non-conforming" structure that was built prior to either the town&nbsp;designating the land around it as conservation land or changes in the zoning with regard to set-backs.&nbsp; You'll need to file for a special permit, and honestly, the likelihood of you being granted one is very slim.&nbsp; Call the Town Planner and ask how often Bedford grants these requests.&nbsp; You can also call the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Conservation Commission to float the ideas for your addition.&nbsp; Truthfully, unless there is a concrete benefit to Bedford, they are most likely going to deny your application.&nbsp; I'm sorry...but do make the phone calls and do your homework, I'd just hate to see you waste your time on an application and being tied up with the sale of the home if your chances aren't high.&nbsp; Your best bet is to look for another home that does meet your needs.<br/><br/>Take care, and good luck!!<br/><br/>Kristin Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-extension-in-Conservation-Land/517020/ 2013-10-28T18:18:00Z