We would never recommend that you proceed with a conservatory installation before making absolutely sure that it complies with planning permission rules.
If it transpires that planning permission is necessary but you have gone ahead with the extension anyway, your local authority may order you to submit a retrospective planning application. Off the back of this, they may not necessarily grant permission and an enforcement notice could be issued which requires you to put things back to how they were originally.
To avoid this potentially sticky situation, it helps to firstly know if your proposed extension is a permitted development.
All permitted developments do not require planning permission. This applies to homeowners wishing to build a single storey rear extension between 3 metres and 6 metres (for an attached house) and 4 metres and 8 metres (for a detached house).
Anything above these thresholds will not be classed as being a permitted development and a planning application needs to be made.
The following limits and conditions must also be met:
* The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.
* Designated land includes conservation areas, national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and World Heritage Sites.
A major benefit of appointing Permaframe for your new home extension installation is that we will handle all planning permission requirements on your behalf.
How about you book an appointment today and we can then start the whole process.
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