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Require some advice please

Mid terraced property customer wants to split the front master bedroom in to two creating smaller bedroom and a bathroom (moving it from the back to the front of the property).

For the bathroom a new small window opening is required

is that a planning application or building regs only


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Not a small one

Mid terraced house. 2 windows on each floor master bedroom first floor and front room on ground floor. Also a front door entrance

Standard terraced house windowns 6 x 3ft
 
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I don't know where everybody's got to today. Well, as long as the property isn't listed/in a conservation area/subject to any article 4 exclusions, and permitted development rights are intact, then you should not need to apply for planning permission for insertion of new windows of a similar appearance to those already there - but I'd get the view of the duty planning officer just to be sure.
 
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Apply to get a lawful development certificate (LDC) to protect your backside.
 
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Inserting a new window in a front elevation is permitted development, pure and simple. (unless a listed building etc).
(No point in asking the planning department - by default they will just say it does need p.p. to get the fee in)
 
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tony1851 My only concern is that requirement to match existing windows. Presumably, it means in terms of style and materials only?
 
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Yes, it's a common misconception that new windows need planning permission, even among planning officers, who should know better.

Look in Class A of the GPDO, and there is no prohibition on new windows to any elevation. As this is not expressly prohibited, it is permitted.
 
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Yes, it simply says that materials must be of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the exterior - appropriately vague.
 

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