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Do you need planning permission for an orangery?

We would like to build a hard wood orangery, would it require planning permission? We will be keeping the external patio doors in place and not taking up more than 50% of the plot. Also we would like a tiled roof as opposed to a glass roof, we would have 2 velux windows in the roof for light, does this sound more like an extension? Although many properties in the area have a conservatory of some sort and don’t have planning permission, none have a tiled roof so we are more reluctant to go ahead without planning than if we went with a standard conservatory. Any help or guidance will be much appreciated.

Asked on Nov 20 2010, Home Improvement in Leeds | Report content

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  • As with conservatories/extensions etc planning is generally governed by potential usage and the overall increase in squre footage of the existing property footprint. It does sound more like a formal extension so I would recommend you have an informal chat with your planning officer at your local authority. Most are reachable by phone some even have drop in 'surgeries'. They will be able to advise you accurately and save any problems later on.

    Answered on Nov 23 2010, Report content

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