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Knowing When You Need Planning Permission

Knowing When You Need Planning Permission

By on Jun 29, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

Here at Network Scaffold we often get asked about planning permission guidelines by potential clients who may require scaffolding.

While every project is different there are certain rules you will need to universally comply with.

It is always a useful exercise to check with your local authority before committing to any project, as there will be times permitted development will not apply.

For example, if you live in a designated area or a listed building or have already altered your home considerably then permitted developments might not comply.

Larger build projects, including knocking down and rebuilding or adding a big extension are instances where permission is needed from your local authority.

Is Planning Permission Needed for an extension?

You will be able to build a single-storey extension without planning permission as long as you stay within the parameters below –

  • The extension does not sit forward of the principal elevation
  • Materials should be similar
  • Where the extension is within 2 metres of any boundary, the eaves cannot be higher than 3 metres and no more than 4 metres in height otherwise
  • Rear extensions need to be no more than 4 metres in depth on a detached house or 3 metres in depth on semi-detached or terrace houses
  • For side extensions, the width of the extension must not be greater than half the width of the original dwelling. Side extensions are not permitted on Article 1(5) Land.

Talk to the scaffolding specialists

If you have any questions regarding planning permission or scaffolding, please contact Network Scaffold Services now.

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