Conservatory (permission in retrospect)

Conservatory (permission in retrospect)

Please can you advise on a 20m sq conservatory , we had built in 2007. We did not obtain planning permission or have a building warrant and now going to sell the house . Should we have had these? And what do we do now?
Leeann.

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission04-09-2013

    Hello Leeann.

    This depends on a few things I will try cover most situations.

    For planning permission you can build a conservatory without planning permission if,

    A semi detached house or terrace – the conservatory is not more than 16 metres squared or 10% of the original ground floor area of your home up to a maximum of 30 metres squared (which ever is greater)
    A detached house – the conservatory is not more than 24 metres squared or 20% of the original ground floor area of your home up to a maximum of 30 metres squared (which ever is greater)

    Out with size there are a few other factors to consider.

    Is located at the rear of your property.
    You do not live in an apartment or tenement.
    You do not live in a conservation area.
    You property is not listed.

    For building warrant the maximum size of conservatory that can be installed without a building warrant is 8 metres squared.

    Planning permission may not be required depending on your specific property however it is likely building warrant will be required.

    You can apply for building warrant in retrospect, you should contact your local building control department at the council who will be able to assist you with this.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission

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