- 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.
If in doubt you should always check with your local planning department or architectural service provider. If you are using a conservatory manufacturer and installer they can often take care of the planning permission for you.
Although planning permission may not be required it is recommended you should obtain a “Certificate of Lawfulness” which is confirmation from your planning department that your conservatory does not require planning permission. You may require this should you come to sell your home.
Visit Do I Need Permissions certificate of lawfulness page for more information.
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What is required for a conservatory planning application?
A planning application for a conservatory should consist of the following information,
- OS based location plan,
- Block plan,
- Existing floor plans and elevations,
- Proposed floor plans and elevations,
- Supplementary information as required for your specific project.
Your local architectural service provider will be able to individually asses your specific requirements. Always use a professional.
How much does planning permission cost?
Planning permission (where required) for a conservatory costs £192 (from 6th April 2013), this fee is payable to your local council. You may be asked to pay additional fees for advertising your planning application, this happens when the planning department cannot find contact details for any neighbours that are required to be notified. This fee varies.
The fee for architectural drawings varies depending on your individual requirements.
How long does planning permission take?
Planning permission can take between 6-8 weeks for a decision. Your application can be refused if found to be unsuitable. A decision may take longer if your proposals are complex or further information is required.
Most council’s allow you to track the progress of your planning application on-line. You can also see if anyone has commented on your proposals. Visit Do I Need Permissions view planning applications in my area page.
If your planning application is refused you may have the right to appeal if you feel the reasons for refusal are not relevant or supported.
How long does planning permission last?
Planning permission is valid for 3 years from the date of approval, works should be started within this time period.[/tab]
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