Posted: Friday, 14 August 2015 @ 09:57
Not the easiest of questions to answer, but we will try our best
to help you with the most up to date information and advice.
Right the easy bit: If you live in a listed building, you’ll
need to apply for planning permission for any extension this will include a conservatory.
Now for everyone else;
Conservatories are classed as permitted developments, which
mean they don’t need planning permission, as long as you meet certain
There are a number of conditions relating to the structural
elements of the conservatory as well as its position in regards to the house.
Here's a summary of some of the conditions follow the link to read the complete
list on the Planning Portal website:
- No more than 50% of land around the "original
house" should be covered by the conservatory.
- No extension forward of the principal elevation or side
elevation fronting a highway
No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
- A single-storey rear extension must not extend beyond the
rear wall of the original house by more than 3m if an attached house or by 4m
if a detached house. This limit is increased to 6m if an attached house and 8m
if a detached house until 30 May 2016, subject to the Neighbour Consultation Scheme
[see below for more information].
- Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension should be
no more than 4m.
- Maximum height of the conservatory should be no higher than
- Side extensions should be single storey with maximum height
of 4m and width of no more than 50% of the original house.
- Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond
the rear wall of the original house by more than 3m or be within 7m of any
boundary opposite the rear wall of the house.
- No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
On designated land – national parks and the Broads, Areas of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites – no
permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding
of the exterior; no side extensions
Neighbour Consultation Scheme
This is for anyone wanting to build larger extensions, which
conservatories are included. The department for communities and local government
“For a period of six
years, between 30 may 2013 and 30 may 2019, householders will be able to build
larger single-storey rear extensions under permitted development. the size
limits will double from 4 metres to 8 metres for detached houses, and from 3
metres to 6 metres for all other houses. these new larger extensions (i.e. if they
extend between 4 and 8 metres, or between 3 and 6 metres) must go through the following process.
Need More Help?
Our friendly team are on hand if you need any questions
asking before you purchase your new DIY conservatory kit. So don’t be shy you
can either ring or email us if you have any niggling questions you would like
Once you have worked out the right size of conservatory for
your home, have a browse through the different conservatory styles available
from Prior Conservatories.