Navigating The World Of Planning Permissions

Navigating The World Of Planning Permissions

When you express interest in acquiring a conservatory from TWC, we will schedule a design appointment that includes a detailed discussion about planning permission.

Our team of design experts is well-versed in the latest planning permission regulations, and they will share their knowledge with you, ensuring that you are as informed as they are.

Non-compliance with planning regulations can have severe repercussions! It might create complications when you decide to sell your home and even result in costly orders from your local authority to make alterations or demolish the structure.

When you choose to work with TWC, you can rest assured that such scenarios won’t arise. Our dedicated design and construction team will meticulously handle all aspects of the planning phase, ensuring strict adherence to the regulations.

Do I require planning permission for a conservatory?

No planning permission is necessary if the proposed conservatory design falls within the defined limits and conditions for a Permitted Development.

With Permitted Development Rights, you have automatic authorisation to extend your home without the requirement of a complete planning application.

For a comprehensive list of these limits and conditions, we’ve established a dedicated page available here.

Solid roof conservatory

Do I need planning permission for a porch?

When considering a front porch extension for your home, it’s important to follow specific regulations to ensure it falls within the Permitted Development Rights guidelines.

For porches, the limits and conditions are relatively straightforward. No planning application is required as long as the following criteria are met:

1. The ground floor area (measured externally) does not exceed three square metres.
2. No part of the porch extends more than three metres above ground level (measured in the same manner as a house extension).
3. The porch does not encroach within two metres of any boundary of the dwellinghouse or the highway.

Anthracite Grey porch

Understanding the planning process: A step-by-step overview

You can submit your planning permission applications by post, email, or through the Planning Portal website, which serves as the central hub for planning and building regulations information in England.

The cost of a planning application varies depending on your location, and you can use the Planning Portal’s fee calculator to determine the applicable fee.

Once your application is received and authenticated, it enters a public consultation phase lasting three to eight weeks. During this period, neighbouring residents have the opportunity to voice their comments and concerns regarding the proposed development. Unless the project is exceptionally complex, you should receive notification of the application’s approval or refusal shortly after the conclusion of the eight-week consultation period.

Checking for Planning Permission

On a positive note, it’s worth mentioning that approximately 86% of planning applications receive approval. Having a company with a deep understanding of planning laws manage the process for you can make it remarkably hassle-free.

For more valuable insights and information on this important topic, please refer to our comprehensive guide on Planning Permission, which is packed with useful details.

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