Do I need planning permission to build a porch?
You do not require planning permission to build a porch attached to any door at your property if your development follows these limits and conditions:
- The ground area measured externally is less than 3 sq meters
- The height does not exceed 3meters and its eaves and ridge does not exceed the height of the property
- The porch is not within 2 meters of the properties boundary
If any of these guidelines are not followed one would be required to apply for full planning permission.
Please note: the permitted development allowances described here apply to houses not flats, maisonettes, other buildings, listed buildings or conservation areas.
Building a porch will give you that extra space at any entrance to your home. The most common use of a porch in England is to hang coats in our rainy winters, however if your optimistic installing some nice big windows will let in some much needed daylight into your home. Whatever the case it should enhance the appearance of your home and at 4D planning consultants we aim to work hard to get you permission for any type of porch.
Although you may not need planning permission to build your porch, 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.
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.