If you were to proceed with a home extension installation without obtaining planning permission when necessary first, there is a possibility that you could be ordered to pull the structure down. At the very least you may submit a retrospective planning application and be instructed to make potentially expensive adjustments to your plans.
You could also experience issues when selling your property if your extension breaches planning laws as buyers will need to be certain that it complies with the rules before committing to a sale.
Just remember that planning laws are there for a very valid reason – for the benefit of our land space and the people living within it.
For the utmost clarity, these are the limits and conditions that MUST be met for a conservatory to satisfy the planners:
* 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.
Conservatories that enjoy “permitted development” status are also exempt from planning rules. This applies 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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