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Enclose an existing "porch" in front of the garage

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Chang, 15 Oct 2019.

  1. Chang

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    My house has an attached garage whose door is set back from the front roof line as shown in the picture. The proposed change is to build a side wall and move the garage door forward but not exceeding the edge of the existing wall between the garage area and the main entrance. The enlarged garage will still be used as a garage.

    In this case, do you think a planning permission would be required? Thanks..
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    Yes it would.
     
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    Also what depth would it leave in front to the pavement?
     
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    Roughly eight metres to the pavement. 2.png
     
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    First you need to check that the property does have Permitted Development rights - which allows certain works to be done without planning permission. If it does, then I'd argue that you can do this work without formal planning permission as you are not actually enlarging the foot print of the property.

    Otherwise, if you applied for formal permission then there would be no reason for it to be refused if you can still get a car on the drive.
     
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    Thanks for your comments. But I think I misunderstood your question, actually the proposed garage door line is 3m to the drive way shared with my neighbour to the left(together with them we are at the end of the close). That means if i move the door forward only a small car like a smart can fit in my drive. But does this really matter?
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    Yes. Avoiding on road parking is a major planning concern.

    If you needed to apply for permission, it would not be granted if it meant that you lose a parking space. In these situations, you would need to show or convert another part of the front garden to accommodate a car.
     
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    Thanks woody, this is very important information.
     
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