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Planning Permission & Building Regulations Guidelines

  • A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development and does not require an application for planning permission.
  • However a permitted development must not exceed the following volume allowances:
    • 40 cubic metres for terraced houses
    • 50 cubic metres for detached and semi-detached houses
  • Materials must be similar in appearance to the existing house.
  • No part of the roof extension can be higher than the highest part of the existing roof.
  • Verandas, balconies or raised platforms are NOT permitted development.
  • You should check with your Local Planning Authority whether permitted development rights apply.
  • Other consents may be required if your house is listed or in a conservation area.
  • Dormer windows are permitted on the side or back of the property unless the back of your property faces a highway then planning is required.
  • A dormer window to the front of the property requires planning permission.

All loft conversions not falling within the permitted development criteria will require application for planning permission.



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