Planning Permission for Conservatories

Recent proposed changes to UK planning laws mean that soon planning permission could come exempt for conservatories and sunrooms such as orangeries. The recent proposed changes have been the subject of much controversy, mainly fuelled by the anger of local planning authorities across the UK. Local planning authorities have said that if the changes go ahead it would cause mayhem between neighbours and lead to many future problems.

Currently in the UK around 400000 domesic planning applications are submitted each year; of which only around 150000 are accepted; sometimes after months of negotiation between individuals and local authorities. The changes would of course mean that many more construction projects would get the go ahead each year, providing a helping hand to the UK construction industry.

Current Conservatory Planning Permission Guidelines

Many people are put off the idea of having a conservatory as they automatically think that they will need to have planning permission, however this is not always the case. Permitted develooment laws that came into force in the UK in 2008 allow developments to be carried out without the need for planning permission.

On normal conservatory installations the new conservatory is installed to the rear of the property, this does not bring the new building closer to a public road. In this case you are usually allowed to have a conservatory across the whole of the rear of the property. The style of property determines how far you can extend out into your garden:

Detached Properties - 4m Conservatory projection from rear of house

Semi-Detached Properties - 3m Conservatory projection from the rear of the house

Terrace Properties - 2.5m Conservatory projection from the rear of the house

When installing a conservatory or extension on the side of a property, you are permitted up to 50% of the existing width of your dwelling, assuming that the proposed conservatory does not bring your building closer to a public highway. On most properties this law means that you are allowed a large extension without the need for conservatory planning permission.

If exceeding these permitted sizes you will most definitely require planning permission; but don't worry... this is not to say that you cannot extend further, it simply has to be submitted into your local planning office. This will take around 6-8 weeks from submission of application and technical drawings to planning permission acceptance. AWM conservatories are on the Doncaster council fast-track planning scheme and can obtain planning acceptance within 4-5 weeks from submission of the conservatory plans. We are also on fast track planning schemes across the rest of the UK; please contact us for more information or to book in a design survey.

At AWM we use our own highly experienced planning consultant David Jackson who has been in the industry for over 25 years. There is nothing that David does not know about planning applications and he is also on a fast-track scheme with the Doncaster council. After you accept our conservatory quotation David will visit you at your home and take all the measurements to allow him to compete the technical drawings, block plans and floor plan elevations. This simple process means that you will not have to lift a finger when submitting a planning application and you will be kept informed of any progressions via email.

Planning Drawings

Planning Permission Services Yorkshire

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AWM Conservatories are experts in the design, planning and construction of high quality conservatories and orangeries in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Call us today for your free quotation or for more advice.

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