Spending Christmas in these most glamorous of locations is something really special and they provide the perfect setting for the Christmas dinner. But, before anyone gets too far ahead of themselves they need to check whether any potential conservatory or orangery installation will require planning permission.
Breaching planning laws can prove disastrous! Your local authority could order you to make expensive modifications to the design to bring it in-line with the rules or even worse, tell you to completely knock it down and return the site back to how it was. You could also find it difficult selling the property in the future if a prospective buyer discovers that you have an extension that flouts planning laws (and believe us, they will find out).
You know you’re in the clear when it comes to planning permission and free to commence with the installation if all of these limits and conditions are met:
* 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 conservation areas, national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and World Heritage Sites.
When you have “Permitted Development Rights” you’re also free to proceed with things. They apply to single storey rear extensions between 3 metres and 6 metres (for an attached house) and 4 metres and 8 metres (for a detached house) built before 30th May 2019.
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