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Does an old conservatory require planning permission?

Hello, I have a query regarding a lean-to conservatory on my house. I'm not aware it has planning permission and it was in-situ when we purchased our property 10years ago. Will retrospective planning permission be required to sell our property? Many thanks.

Asked on Apr 27 2011, Selling in Worcester | Report content

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  • As the conservatory has been there for more than 4 years it is unlikely to need retrospective planning permission. Special rules may apply if you are in a conservation area and if your home is listed it may have needed listed building consent. If it is less than 30 sq metres it probably will not have needed Building Regulation approval either, though if it is built over drains it may need the consent of the water/ drainage authority. To be certain about these matters it would be best to check with your local authority planning and building control officers. I attach a link to a useful RICS leaflet on extending your home.

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    Answered on Apr 30 2011, Report content

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