When it comes to extending the home, many homeowners will have to seek out planning approval. However, with the right know-how, you can always ensure you comply with the relevant planning permissions, which will stop you from running into difficulty later down the line.
Generally, conservatories, orangeries and other forms of single-storey extensions are exempt from planning permission as long as they abide by certain conditions. These are as follows:
This guidance was also due to expire on the 30th of May 2019, however it has now been made permanent by the UK government.
*The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.
**Designated land includes National Parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.
If you’d like to build a larger extension, you will need to inform your local planning authority, although it’s still possible to avoid the need to acquire planning permission. However, larger extensions are subject to what is known as the Neighbour Consultation Scheme.
As part of this scheme, your neighbours will be given the chance to raise any concerns or objections to your proposed extension. The local authority will then convene to determine whether your plans can go ahead based on the concerns raised by neighbouring properties.
If you live in an attached home and your proposed extension is more than three and up to six metres in size, or you live in a detached property and the extension is more than four and up to eight metres, it must go through this process.Get in touch
After alterations were made to Building Regulations back in 2010, the likelihood of planning permission being required when changing a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof to one that is tiled became very slim.
However, when changing to a tiled roof, a conservatory will no longer be considered a temporary structure. As it will now be considered permanent, a 'change of use' will have occurred, which might mean planning permission is required. Therefore, It is best to check with your local planning authority before changing the roof.View our Tiled Conservatory Roofs
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