Planning Permission for building a Conservatory

Conservatories fall under the same planning regulations as any extension or addition to a house. Adding a conservatory to your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided certain limits and conditions are set.

Building a Conservatory - Useful tipsIf you are considering extending or altering your property in any way, you first need to check with your local authority whether you need to make applications for Building Regulations or planning permission consents.

Please remember that complying with Building Regulations is a separate matter from obtaining planning permission.

Some types of buildings and building work are exempt, but you should check first.

If you have any doubts please check with your local authority before starting building work.

Below we have a few useful links that will explain clearly whether or not planning permission is needed or not. The links are directed to the Government Planning Portal. The Planning Portal is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales. Use this site to learn about planning and building regulations, apply for planning permission, find out about development near you, appeal against a decision and research government policy.

Planning Permission

Learn about the planning system and apply online.
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Local Information

Contact details and links for your Local Planning Authority.
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Building Regulations

Learn how building regulations affect you and your surroundings.
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Appeal online using the Planning Casework Service.
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