10 Things you dont need planning permission for

10 Things you dont need planning permission for

Not all works require planning permission. Here are 10 common projects that you don’t need planning permission for.

1. Conservatory

You can add a conservatory to your home without planning permission if,

  • It is at the rear of your property.
  • Semi or terrace house – The conservatory is NOT greater than 16 metres sq or 10% of the original ground floor area. (up to a maximum of 30 metres sq whichever is greater)
  • Detached house – The conservatory is NOT greater than 24 metres sq or 20% or the original ground floor area. (up to a maximum of 30 metres sq whichever is greater)
  • Is NOT a flat, apartment or tenement.
  • Is NOT within a conservation area.
  • Is NOT a listed building.

For more information on conservatories visit our conservatory page.

2. Extension

You can add an extension to your home without planning permission if,

  • It is single storey.
  • Is a rear extension. (i.e. NOT fronting the road/street)
  • Does NOT exceed 4 metres in depth when closer than 1 metre to the boundary (for a detached house)
  • Does NOT exceed 3 metres in depth when closer than 1 metre to the boundary (semi detached or terrace house)
  • Does NOT exceed 4 metres in height.
  • The area formed by the footprint of the extension is NOT more than twice the area of the original ground floor.
  • Does NOT exceed 50% of the entire properties outside space.
  • Is NOT a flat, apartment or tenement.
  • Is NOT within a conservation area.
  • Is NOT a listed building.

For more information on home extensions visit our home extension page.

3. Loft conversion

You can convert your loft without planning permission if,

  • No roof alterations (excluding roof windows) are made to any side of the building facing the road or front.
  • No roof alterations (excluding roof windows) are made to a roof within 10 metres of the boundary facing the roof.
  • The height of the conversion does NOT change the existing height of the roof.
  • Any dormers do NOT exceed half the width of the existing roof.
  • Any part of the conversion is within 0.3 metres of the edge of the roof.
  • Is NOT in a conservation area.
  • Is NOT a listed building.

For more information on loft conversions visit our loft conversion page.

4. Garage conversion

A garage conversion can be added to your home without planning permission if,

  • You do not live in a conservation area.
  • Your home is not listed.

For more information on garage conversions visit our garage conversion page.

5. Porch

A porch can be added to your home without planning permission if,

For more information on porches visit our porch page.

Solar panels can be added to your home without planning permission if,

For more information on solar panels visit our solar panel page.

7. Move doors or windows.

Window and door alterations can be made to your home without planning permission if,

  • You do not live in a conservation area.
  • Your home is not listed.

For more information on moving doors and window visit our door and window page.

8. Roof lights

Roof lights can be made to your home without planning permission if,

  • You do not live in a conservation area.
  • Your home is not listed.

9. Garden Room

You can add a garden room without planning permission if,

  • The garden room is NOT used as a bedroom.
  • Is located to the rear of the property.
  • It does NOT exceed 4 metres in height (3 metres to eaves)
  • Any part of the building within 1 metre of the boundary does NOT exceed 2.5 metres in height.
  • The building footprint is NOT greater than 50% of the properties outside space.
  • Is NOT in a conservation area, unless it is      under 4 metres sq.
  • Is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.

For more information on garden rooms visit our garden room page.

10 .Internal Alterations

Internal alterations can be made to your home without planning permission if,

  • You do not live in a conservation area.
  • Your home is not listed.

For more information on internal alterations visit our internal alterations page.

Although some works do not require planning permission we recommend you obtain a certificate of lawfulness.

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