How big can a conservatory be in South Wales without planning permission?

conservatory-styleFor many people, the idea of requiring planning permission for a planned home improvement installation can be a deterrent that discourages them from ever bothering. Luckily, with most home improvements you’ll only need planning permission in very specific circumstances.

When it comes to conservatories, you might be looking to make it as big as you can so that you’ll have plenty of room for social gatherings or storage, but there are limitations to how big your conservatory can be before it starts to require planning permission in South Wales.

At what size does a South Wales conservatory require planning permission?

There’s a variety of factors that determine whether your conservatory will require planning permission, but we’ll begin by discussing how size affects things. Simply put, the length and height of your conservatory can’t surpass 4 metres.

If your conservatory is a side conservatory, the width of it can’t be more than half of the width of the original property. If you live in a conservation area, national park, area of outstanding natural beauty, or World Heritage Site, there are further limitations to consider: a side conservatory must not extend from the side elevation of the original property by more than 3 metres and must also be set back from the principal elevation of the original property by at least 1 metre.

South Wales conservatory planning permission

Beyond size, there are also other aspects that will result in your conservatory requiring planning permission. For example, no more than half of the area of land around the property can be covered by a conservatory. The conservatory also can’t be higher than the height of the eaves of the property it’s attached to. If the conservatory is located within 2 metres of a boundary of your house, then the eaves height of your conservatory can’t exceed 3 metres.

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What home improvements require planning permission in South Wales?

It isn’t just conservatories that can require planning permission, even windows and doors may need to be approved, but only if you live within a conservation or designated area. Home improvements that should be looked into when it comes to planning permission include:

Falcon Installations

The average buyer won’t have to worry about planning permission but it’s still something you should be aware of in case it does affect you. Falcon Installations offers every installation mentioned on this page, including windows, doors, conservatories, porches, verandas, and roofline products. No matter what it is you’re after, you’ll find it with Falcon. To find out more about our installations, you can browse our website or contact us.

Please note that the information regarding planning permission is correct as of January 2019 but could be subject to change at any time.

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