When Do You Require Planning Permission for Your Conservatory?
There are a few building regulations you must follow when you are looking to have a conservatory, orangery or extension built. Planning permission can be a concern, making the project feel unmanageable.
Difference Between Planning Permission and Building Regulations.
Two common definitions that can be confusing. Building regulations apply to the building construction. Planning permission applies to the effect the new extension may have on the surrounding homes and neighbourhood.
Do I Require Planning Permission For My Conservatory?
Conservatories are a permitted development. Subject to the size and conditions, application for planning is not needed.
- Should not be more than 4 metres high.
- Should not have any verandas, balconies or raise platforms.
- The roof must not be higher than the existing roof.
- Construction must not cover 50% of your existing house.
- Should not obstruct the front or a public road.
- Listing buildings should have consent.
Can You Build a Conservatory Without Planning Permission?
Planning permission for a conservatory should be simple if you follow the above restrictions and rules. It is worth remembering that restriction can differ for listed buildings and may require permission. If the build doesn’t fit the above regulations you will require planning permission. You can do this by submitting an application form to your local authority. This usually costs around £160 pounds to do in England.
Failing to follow the restrictions and not gaining the correct planning permissions can lead to fines of up to £5,000 pounds. In conclusion, failure to do so will result in the demolishment of your conservatory. All things considered remember to take note of the UK’s building regulations when constructing a new conservatory.