Factors affecting your planning permission04/08/2014
Since 2008 most conservatories are allowed to be built without the need to seek planning permission, this is due to conservatories being considered ‘permitted development’. If you are considering getting a conservatory and are unsure, here are the key factors you need to be aware of to determine if you need to seek permission or may affect the chances of your application for permission being successful.
- The size of your garden: You need to ensure that half of the garden of your house is left uncovered and undamaged, so make sure you know how big your garden is to determine the appropriate size for your conservatory.
- The intended conservatory: The conservatory cannot be taller than the roof of your house and must not extend the rear of your house by more than 6 metres (attached) or 8 metres (detached).
- Your neighbours: Let your neighbours know that you are planning building work and make sure they will be OK with the noise or any other issues that may arise from the construction of your conservatory. This only applies to conservatories extending more than 3 metres (Attached) or 5 metres (detached) but it couldn't hurt to be nice neighbours and tell them regardless.
- Design: Make sure your ideal design is in keeping with the design of your house and be particularly aware of this if your house is of an older or classical design.
Further information can be found on the government's planning permissions site, www.planningportal.gov.uk. To arrange a chat where we can give you help and advice about building your conservatory and any issues regarding planning permission applications, please don't hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 01953 600505 or visiting us at one of our showrooms in Wymondham or Diss.