Eden Offer Free Planning Permission Advice For Conservatories & Orangeries

A high proportion of Kent householders don’t know the first thing about planning permission, and why would they? It’s not until they have their eyes on getting a conservatory or orangery constructed at their home that they get told of the importance of compliance with planning laws, not that they would need to deal with anything involved in acquiring planning permission when Eden Windows has their back.

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We are always more than happy to give customers interested in extending their home lots of FREE advice about planning permission for conservatories and orangeries. Our consultants are fully up-to-speed with local planning rules and know what is and isn’t permitted.  

They will tell you all about ‘Permitted Development Rights’.

When Permitted Development Rights are in effect you will not have to apply for planning permission and can proceed with the installation at your house. For reference, information about what Permitted Development Rights are can be found here.

Compliance with all of these limits and conditions is necessary:

  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house”* would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • 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.
  • Single-storey rear extension must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres if an attached house or by four metres if a detached house.
    In addition, outside Article 1(5) designated land* and Sites of Special Scientific Interest the limit is increased to 6m if an attached house and 8m if a detached house until 30 May 2019.
    These increased limits (between 3m and 6m and between 4m and 8m respectively) are subject to the neighbour consultation scheme.
  • Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.
  • Extensions of more than one storey must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres or be within seven metres of any boundary opposite the rear wall of the house.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within two metres of the boundary of three metres.
  • Maximum eaves and ridge height of extension no higher than existing house.
  • Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • Roof pitch of extensions higher than one storey to match existing house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • On designated land* no permitted development for rear extensions of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side extensions.

* The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

* Designated land includes national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.

Should it turn out that you do need planning permission before work can begin, all the tedious form-filling can be organised by Eden Windows and we will send everything off to the relevant local authority for you.

If you need to know anything more about planning permission for conservatories and orangeries, phone and speak to us for FREE.






Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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