Planning permission guidelines:

During the planning stage of your conservatory, our team will carry out a full inspection to determine if planning permission is required. However, there’s a good chance it won’t be as long as:

• It is less than 6m if installed on an attached house or 8m if fitted to a detached property, subject to The Neighbour Consultation Scheme.
• Your home is not situated within designated land or a Site of Specific Interest.
• You don’t live in a listed building or within a conservation area.
• The conservatory is not more than 4m in height and higher than the highest part of your existing property’s roof.
• The conservatory does not front or obstruct a public road.
• You’re not building a conservatory on a flat or maisonette as these will always require planning permission.
• No more than half the area of land around the original house is covered by additions or other buildings.
• The proposed conservatory doesn’t include any balconies, verandas or raised platforms.

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What is The Neighbour Consultation Scheme?

The Neighbour Consultation Scheme is a method of pre-approval that gives your neighbours the chance to voice any concerns or objects regarding large building proposals. Approval through this scheme is required when:

• You live in a detached house and your proposed conservatory is between four and eight metres
• For all other houses, the proposed conservatory is between three and six metres

Further guidance on The Neighbour Consultation Scheme

What types of designated land are there?

Designated land is protected because it has been deemed to have natural or cultural importance. Within these areas, you will often find that additional planning restrictions are in place, and these will differ from area to area. Therefore, it’s wise to contact the local planning authority to see if your proposed conservatory will be affected.

The following are examples of designated land in the UK:

• National Parks
• The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads
• Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
• Conservation areas
• World Heritage Sites

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Do you live in a conservation area?

There are 83 conservation areas in the Aylesbury Vale district alone and many more throughout the rest of Buckinghamshire. As mentioned above, they are often subject to additional planning restrictions so be sure to contact your local planning authority before any work begins.

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Do you live in a listed building?

Listed buildings have protected architectural or historical characteristics, which are likely to be affected by adding a conservatory. This means listed building consent is likely to be required in most cases. Checking with your local authority Conservation Officer through your local council’s website can help you navigate the requirements for attaining listed building consent.

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