Do I need planning permission to convert my garage?
Garage conversions are very common here in the UK. They rarely need planning permission and are a great way to add additional living space to your home. A garage will be considered permitted development if it has the following:
- All works are carried out internally only
- It must not enlarge the property.
Please note: There are councils that have removed your permitted development rights to convert your garage. This is common with properties on new housing developments. The permitted development allowances described above apply to houses not flats, maisonettes, other buildings, listed buildings or conservation areas.
Although you may not need planning permission to convert your garage, there are still benefits of applying to the council for a lawful development certificate. By applying for a lawful development you will give yourself peace of mind and will give any future buyers of the property confidence that everything was carried out legally, lawfully and legitimately. At 4D planning Consultants we aim to work hard to get you permission for all types of conversions.
Contact us for a no obligation phone conversation and we will offer you free advice and a free competitive quote for your planning or permitted-development application.
For a summary of when you would probably need planning permission click here.
For more information on the planning process, click here.