Do I Need Planning Permission For a Conservatory?

Conservatories are typically classed as permitted development meaning you do not need planning permission for your conservatory.

This article will cover the requirements that need to be met to ensure that you are within the planning laws.

A conservatory is a great way to extend your living area and create a wonderful bright space for you to enjoy throughout the year.

This article covers the ins and outs of whether you need planning permission for a conservatory Clients often ask us, “Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?”  and the answer is invariably no, you don’t need planning permission for your conservatory.

There are a number of criteria that you need to meet in order for the conservatory to be permitted development.

  • The conservatory cannot cover more than half your garden.  If other extensions have been added to your property then these are also included in the calculation.
  • The roof ridge or top point is no higher than the eaves of your property’s roof
  • There’s a maximum height of 4 metres, or 3 metres high if within 2 metres of boundary
  • Side extensions must not extend beyond half the width of the house.

    Whether your conservatory falls within permitted development or requires planning permission we plead with you to think through the design as much as possible.  A poorly designed conservatory wont add value to your home and may even detract from what is currently there.

However a well planned and designed conservatory can be a real thing of beauty bringing in lots of natural light and dramatically extending the living areas.

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