If you’re contemplating constructing a porch, it’s essential you make sure that the structure you build complies with planning permission regulations. While smaller porches often don’t require planning permission, some do. For these, you’ll need to submit a planning application, which costs £172 in England and £166 in Wales.
However, working with Anglian means you can leave all the planning paperwork to us. If you do need to submit a planning application, we’re happy to take care of it so that the process is totally stress-free.
Thankfully for most porch designs, planning permission isn’t required. If you live in a house, the work is considered permitted development, providing that:
The above rules only relate to houses. If you live in a flat, maisonette or other building type, or if you live in Wales, you should check with your local planning authority before beginning work, as permitted development rights may not apply. Also, you’ll need to make sure your work complies with the requisite building regulations.
If you live in a listed or designated area, you may also require permission from your local authority.
The planning permission rules for doors are largely the same as those for porches. You won’t need planning permission if:
If your building is listed, you may require listed building consent, and any work you do must comply with building regulations.
While porches and doors are subject to fewer planning permission guidelines than, say, extensions, when choosing Anglian, we’ll sort out every stage of the process on your behalf.
Most homes in the UK do not require planning permission to install a porch, as the work is generally classed as permitted development. No application will need to be processed if the following conditions are met:
Requirements may differ for homes in Wales, or for anyone living somewhere other than a house, including a flat, maisonette or other types of properties such as a listed building. Whatever your situation, the team at Anglian will look after each aspect of planning, and will be happy to explain what's happening every step of the way.