2. Conservatory planning permission and building regulations
One of the main advantages to a conservatory installation is that if it adheres to certain rules, it will fall within permitted development rights; meaning that it will be exempt from having to seek planning permission. Relaxed planning permissions, applied in 2013, also allowed for larger limits on single-storey rear extensions and since June 2019 these have been made permanent in England only. This is great news for South Yorkshire homeowners who wish to build a conservatory up to 6m on an attached house and 8m for detached homes (outside designated land and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest and subject to the associated Neighbour Consultation Scheme).
Your new conservatory may be exempt from building regulations, if it adheres to these rules. It's also important to note that conservatory building regulations state that putting a radiator in your new conservatory will not require planning permission, unless the radiator is connected to the main building’s central heating system.
Planning the position of your new conservatory is also a fundamental part of the process, as incorrect placement can result in a conservatory space that’s too hot (south facing in summer) or too cold (north facing in winter). The ideal position is a south-east or south-westly facing conservatory, to access an even amount of sun and shade throughout the day.
We are always happy to advise and answer any queries you may have on conservatory planning and permissions.
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