Do You Need Planning Permission For A Conservatory?
Adding a conservatory to your home or property comes with a whole lot of benefits. It provides you with the much needed additional living space within your property, add value to your home and creates a link between your home and garden. As advantageous as it is, one of the major reasons why some homeowners decide against constructing a new conservatory is because of planning permission. If you don’t know what you’re doing the entire process can be very tedious and you definitely do not want to go through the stress of completing your remarkable new conservatory, only to be instructed to have it removed again.
Therefore, as a homeowner, you have the responsibility to seek planning permission before you undergo such construction project and that’s more than enough to make some people reconsider the whole project. In this article, we’ll let you know whether you’ll need to apply for a planning permission.
Generally, conservatories falls into the category of permitted development rights which allows you to complete home building projects without having to apply for a planning permission. However, there are some circumstances where you’ll require a planning permission. These includes:
✓ If the conservatory covers more than 50 percent of the land around the main house.
✓ If the conservatory will be placed on the side of the house that faces the road.
✓ If the conservatory will be higher than the highest point of the main building’s roof.
✓ If the main building is lower than the height of the eaves and ridge.
✓ If the conservatory will be constructed to the side of the house and more than a single storey or it goes higher than 4 metres.
✓ If the conservatory will be wider than the width of the main building, if it’s to be built beside it.
✓ If the conservatory will be constructed at the rear and higher than 4 metres.