permitted development

  1. J

    Porch permitted sizes

    Hi there. I’m having a really dense moment and I just can’t find the answer online. I’m aware that you can build a porch of 3m2 as a permitted development. In some places it’s written as 3m2 and in other places three square meters. Am I right in saying that this means you can have a total floor...
  2. T

    Garage Conversion - Large Span

    Hi, We are converting a double detached garage at the back of our garden. It will need building regs approval because of the size (45sqm) and being at the boundary on 3 sides. I am struggling with the roof - The open span of it (5.79m) is not even in the span tables so I am imagining we will...
  3. phykell

    Extending an existing garage/outbuilding under PD.

    Hi, I have an existing garage/outbuilding (in greenbelt and a conservation area) that I wish to extend. The extension would: 1. Be under 4m height (dual pitch roof), 2. 2.5m at the eaves, 3. Take up (far) less than 50% of the property's curtilage, 4. Be more than 2m away from any boundary...
  4. T

    Changing flat roofed extension to pitched for loft space (bungalow)

    Hi, We are in the process of buying a detached corner plot bungalow which has a fairly substantial flat roofed extension which was constructed under permitted development. I would like to do a loft conversion involving a hip to gable over the current flat roof of the extension. This would (I...
  5. B

    Fence height over 2m - potential options

    Hi all, I’m in a bit of a pickle with the council as I’ve had a planning enforcement letter come through about a raised deck I had installed a few years ago. I believe the deck structure itself would get a permitted development certificate due to the fact that it’s on a slope and at the grounds...
  6. B

    Deck on a slope - retrospective planning permission request

    Hi all, Someone has reported a raised deck I had installed 2.5 years ago to the council and they’ve sent me a letter saying: “It has been bought to my attention that a raised platform has recently been constructed at the rear of your property. These works require planning permission. This is...
  7. M

    Is chimney removal allowed as part of Permitted Development

    Hi, We are planning to do hip-to-gable loft conversion. We have our chimney attached to the party wall but there is no chimney on the neighbour's side of the party wall (he has stairs on the other side of the party wall). We want to go ahead and remove the chimney stack above the roof and in...
  8. T

    Rear Extension

    Rear Extension Rear Extension re-development We are thinking about buying a house in England that has a rear extension. The house is from the 1930s, the existing rear extension was built before the current owners moved in so pre 2011, it is 3m in depth and the width on one side of the is...
  9. C

    Hip to gable question

    Hello all.. I'm researching a loft conversion under permitted development for a semi. By my calculations a hip to gable and a dormer exceed the 50 cubic m volume allowed. What I'm trying to find out is whether a hip to half hip (clipped gable, jerkinhead) roof is still allowed under...
  10. B

    45/60 degree rules (right to light)

    hi all, quick question: I'm reading about the right to light rule of thumb when applying for planning permission and there's a lot of contradictory information out there. can anyone help with two questions? 1. I read that for single story extensions, the 60 degree rule applies. for two stories...
  11. N

    Simple question rear extension rules

    Sorry for the silly drawing but this simple question has been annoying me all night as I try to understand permitted development rights. If I would like to build a rear extension on my semi detached house to the projection of 6 metres back that is clearly allowed under permitted development. But...
  12. A

    Rear extension leaving 2.5cm PD gap cases

    Hi, I'm planning to do a 6m kitchen rear extension under PD but I need to leave a slight material gap between this and the existing protruding 3m side extension. I understand there are several appeal case wins about this gap, at the 2.5cm, 5cm and 10cm gap levels. If these cases are in the...
  13. Rachael1976

    Conversion of coal shed/outside toilet

    Good evening. We have submitted a lawfulness certificate to convert some outbuildings connected to the house which include an integral garage/stable type space and an outside toilet and coal store into a kitchen diner and utility. The planner is fine with the majority of the application but we...
  14. Rob broom

    Permitted development of agricultural buildings.

    Hi there. I have some questions about permitted development and Class Q development. If a plot of land has an agricultural building on it that has been used as a barn (hay and feed store) until recently, what is the likely hood of planning being permitted to turn it to a house? I understand...
  15. S

    How big is this extension

    Hi there, I'd like to build an extension 4m deep by 5m wide on the back of my detached house. The house was built with the ground floor 2m deeper than the 1st floor so there is a 2m deep protusion across the whole of the back with a pitched roof covering it. I thought that I could run a roof...
  16. S

    Permitted development refused

    I have applied for permitted development for an extension over a courtyard and 1.5M beyond the rear wall of the house. It was refuse with no real info on why. The main house semi detached was built in 1886 and is 8M wide and 10M deep, about 1900 an extension (servants quarters) 3.5M wide and 7m...
  17. Z

    Rear Extension Rejection and Neighbours

    Hi, I would really appreciate any help or advice on my situation. We've recently purchased a terraced house and had applied for a single storey 6meter rear extension (3m in height). Our direct neighbours to our right, as well as, all the houses opposite us already have this extension as well...
  18. R

    Side Extension to connect Garage to House

    Hi, I'm planning on building a single story flat roof side extension that will connect my garage to my house. The side extension will be the same length as the house (7m) and 1.8m wide (8m from the road at the side). The frony part of the extension will go into my driveway and the rear part...
  19. M

    Can i add a permitted development after planning?

    Hi I am living in a 1930s 3 bed semi with garage. I am planning a double storey side extension and a single storey rear extension. I want the rear extension to 4.5m back, have been told that this is unlikely with Croydon council who are notoriously difficult, and they will allow 4m as the view...
  20. H

    Changing plans post Certificate of lawful development

    Hello, We are building a loft conversion and have received a certificate of lawful development based on the original plans. However we now want to change 2 of the roof windows to slightly larger windows. The opening area will still be 1.7m above the floor and they will be obscure glazed...
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