Planning permissions and building regulations are a crucial aspect when considering home improvements, extensions, and conservatories. With this in mind, we’ve compiled relevant up-to-date information however, if there’s anything we haven’t covered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with an IWS expert today.Contact an IWS Expert
In simple terms, planning permission refers to the assessment of whether the extension will conform with local and national development rules, whereas building regulations are standards that must be followed to make sure the development is safe to reside in and be around.
Unless your property is listed or covered by an Article 4 Direction, you shouldn’t need to apply for planning permission. As experts in this field, with many timber and timber alternative windows and doors accepted in conservation areas across Hampshire and Sussex, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.
*Subject to the associated Neighbour Consultation Scheme, as of 1st June 2019, single-storey extensions that are situated outside of Designated Land and Sites of Specific Interest will not require planning permission as long as glazed extensions do not exceed 6m for attached houses or 8m on detached houses. This only applies to houses in England. Contact us for further clarification.
These permitted allowances apply to houses only.
Further clarification on planning permission guidelines can be found via the Planning Portal website.
Did you know that ignoring planning regulations can result in a £5,000 fine, with your new conservatory being altered or even demolished? Therefore, it’s always advisable to contact your Local Building Authority for clarification on whether you need to apply for planning permission to install or refurbish a conservatory attached to a listed building.
Get in touch to find out how you can increase your chances of getting planning approval, via specialist conservatory design support.
As long as you meet the following conditions, your glazed extension refurbishment should remain within permitted development status (exempt from planning permission):
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