"Before installing a conservatory or orangery find out whether you require planning permission"
Building a Conservatory or Orangery is a great way to increase your property's size, value and appeal however before you go ahead with extending your property you need to find out whether or not you need planning permission.
Do I need planning permission for a conservatory or orangery?
Conservatories and orangeries are generally permitted developments which do not require planning permission, providing they meet certain criteria. If a property is extended and the conservatory or orangery structure does not meet the criteria then planning permission will be required. If planning permission is not granted and the structure has been built it could be liable for removal.
What are the guidelines?
The guidelines are as follows:
What about regulations for extensions in world heritage sites & conservation areas?
Additional building regulations may exist depending on the land and local laws for property extensions. Other regulations may include:
What if my Orangery or Conservatory doesn't meet planning permission guidelines?
If your Orangery or Conservatory has been built without obtaining planning permission prior as long as it meets the guidelines above there should be no problems, however you should check with your local council as some areas may have varying rules and guidelines. If permission is not granted and your structure is completed you could be fined up to £5000, alongside this you could also be made to take the structure down or face prosecution. If your Orangery or Conservatory does not meet the guidelines you may still be granted planning permission. You can file online for permission, it will cost around £150 to file an application which you can do at: https://www.planningportal.gov.uk/planning/applications/