Permitted or planning?

April 18, 2012 by Dany Cocklin in forum Planning Forum

#204 Dany Cocklin, 18 April 2012, 19:07

We moved into a new house 2 years ago, with the intention of changing our toy box kitchen.
Its a terraced property and we were hoping to stick to the permitted expansion rules and build a conservatory / extension full width (6m) and go out by 3m, with walls at both ends and a glass roof and front.

We hadnt moved forward until about a month ago, when I finally spotted a new product from Ultraframe called a veranda conservatory, which allows us to have everything we wanted, for both style and functionality. But now im confused by the 'no veranda' part for the rules. The conservatory or glass extension as they call it, is effectively a glass box with a glass overhang or canopy at the front......... would that be classed as a veranda? would it need planning do you think? the company doesnt seem to know.


#220 James Bygate, 18 May 2012, 21:10

Firtsly you need to find out whether or not your property still has its permitted development rights intact. If the property is a new build i.e. built within the last 10 years then these rights will almost certainly have been removed form the dwelling and planning permission will be required. If however the property is older than this say 1960s 1970s the house should still have these rights intact. The easy way to find out is to contact your local planning department to ask them the simple question 'does my proerty still have the permitted development rights intact?' they will then be able to tell you what if any restrictions are on that address.
Assuming everything is ok then you can provide a conservatory or extension the full width of your property (6m) by 3m in depth. As you state you are going to be providing a veranda, the planning guidelines stipulate that verandas, balconies or raised platforms are not classified as permitted development and so this would warrant a planning approval.

I hope this helps you.


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