Certain types of building works can be carried out without applying for planning permission, subject to list of conditions and speciﬁed limits. Notably, the build still needs to comply with building regulations.
A Loft conversion is considered to be permitted development, not requiring planning permission subject to the following:
An Extension is considered to be permitted development, not requiring planning permission subject to the following:
Single Storey Rear Extensions:
Double Storey Rear Extensions:
Terraced and semi-detached properties rarely beneﬁt from the permitted development rights due to the 2 meter boundary rule.
Double Storey extension Roof Design:
Under permitted development, a double storey extensions typically have a roof element of 10- 35 cubic meters. You must be aware that if you also plan to build a loft conversion, this space may take up a large volume of your allowance. If this is the case, many people opt for a fact roof so that the loft conversion capacity is not affected.
Conservatories fall under the same conditions and restrictions to those imposed for single storey extensions.
A Front Porch is generally the only front elevation to a property that can be built under permitted developments. Again, there are some regulations:
Out-Buildings can also be a great way of adding extra space to your property without the need to go through planning permission, especially if you have a large plot or rear garden. Home gyms, ofﬁces or quiet work places, garage, storage units, sheds and in door play rooms are amongst the most common uses of out-buildings. Be aware that out-buildings should accommodate the property and they cannot be used as additional residential accommodation. The conditions and limits are as follows:
Internal Remodelling that does not involve increasing the footprint of the dwelling can be carried out under permitted development. Knock through works to create large open plan living areas have become extremely popular and may involve structural works which will need to comply with building regulations. This is also required when moving or adding doors or windows.
Standard Restrictions to Permitted Development Rights:
If your property is a ﬂat, maisonette, lies in a conservation area, is less than 10 years old or the use of the property is being changed you will require planning permission regardless of the above conditions.
Should you be unsure whether your required build is considered permitted development, our team will more than happily provide advise and help you establish your rights as a home owner. In a lot of cases, our clients are pleasantly surprised by how much they are able to increase the size of their property without the need for planning permission.
For other types of constructions such as decking, basements, roof-lights, gates, walls and fences, swimming pools and vehicular access and more please do not hesitate to call for advise or a free consultation.
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