Navigating Planning Permission: Eden’s Insightful Guide

Navigating Planning Permission: Eden’s Insightful Guide

At Eden Windows, we recognise that adding a conservatory to your home can raise questions about planning permission. To assist you in understanding the process, we’ve created this comprehensive guide on planning permission.

When you express interest in Eden’s conservatory solutions, we will arrange a design appointment. During this consultation, we will delve into all aspects of your project, including planning permission.

Our design experts are well-informed about the latest planning permission regulations and will ensure you leave the meeting fully informed.

Understanding why compliance with planning laws is crucial is essential. Failing to do so can have severe consequences, potentially complicating future property sales or leading to expensive orders from your local authority to modify or demolish your structure.

Rest assured, at Eden, our experienced design and construction team will meticulously handle all planning aspects, ensuring complete adherence to regulations.

Planning permission for conservatories

In most instances, you won’t need planning permission for your conservatory if it aligns with the limits and conditions outlined for Permitted Development.

Permitted Development Rights automatically grant you permission to extend your home without requiring a full planning application.

Detailed information about these limits and conditions can be found on our dedicated webpage.

Solid roof conservatory

Understanding porch regulations

If you’re considering a porch extension, different regulations apply, but they are generally less extensive than those for conservatories. In most cases, you won’t need a planning application for your porch, provided:

1. The ground floor area (measured externally) does not exceed three square metres.
2. No part of the porch is more than three metres above ground level (measured similarly to a house extension).
3. No part of the porch is within two metres of any boundary of your dwelling or the highway.

Anthracite Grey porch

Navigating the planning process

Submitting a planning permission application is a straightforward process. You can apply via post, email, or online through the Planning Portal website, the primary source for planning and building regulations information in England.

The cost of your planning application may vary depending on your location, but you can easily calculate the relevant charge using the Planning Portal’s fee calculator.

Once your application is received and authenticated, it enters a public consultation phase, typically lasting three to eight weeks. During this period, affected neighbours can voice their comments and concerns about your proposed development. After this phase, you should receive notification of your application’s approval or refusal, usually within a short period, unless the project is particularly complex.

Checking for Planning Permission

Reassuringly, around 86% of planning applications are approved, making the process relatively straightforward for homeowners. With Eden Windows’ deep understanding of planning laws, your home improvement journey will be smooth and trouble-free.

For further insights and valuable information on planning permission, we invite you to explore our Helpful Guide to Planning Permission.


One of our multi-purpose living spaces will give you the roominess that you desire so that you can also invite more people over and feel so much less restricted.



One of our multi-purpose living spaces will give you the roominess that you desire so that you can also invite more people over and feel so much less restricted.



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