Single Story Extension

9 Mar 2006
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United Kingdom
I have a garaged attached to a 3 bed semi. I am looking to replace the flat roof garage with a pitched tiled roof, knock the kitchen wall out through into the garage and provide a downstairs shower room. Part of the job will be to build the garage and porch out 2 metres from the front of the house.

I've been told I don't need planning permission from an architect but I'm not so sure as I've found the following on the planning portal

An extension or addition to your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.

Could anyone clarify this for me please

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You're right, he's wrong steve. You can't do it under PD - you need to apply for planning permission.
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Thanks for confirming it. He did contact me today to say I would need planning after checking but I'd have thought he would have known that in the first place :D

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