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Extensions, Lofts and Porches – Planning Guidance

IMPORTANT NOTE – THIS POST DATES FROM 2009 AND IN APRIL 2015 PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS CHANGED – PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WITH BWP ARCHITECTS DIRECTLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE LATEST LEGISLATION ADVICE!

Permitted Development Rights are works you can carry out on your home without the need for Full Planning Permission. The Government’s Planning Portal have just launched a handy set of visual guides for Extensions, Loft Conversions and Front Porches showing what can and cannot be done under Permitted Development Rights.

Click here for Extensions

Click here for Loft Conversions

Click here for Porches

In all cases, it is worth getting proper professional advice and talking to your local planning authority to make sure that what you want to do is properly covered before starting any work. In some cases, Permitted Development Rights may have been withdrawn because of previous planning decisions but the links above will at least give you a good idea of what can be permissible. For more advice on Permitted Development Rights please feel free to contact us for further information.