Do I need Planning Consent for a Loft conversion in London?
You’ll be happy to discover that the straightforward answer is NO
In general terms, a loft conversion falls into the Permitted Developments rights. These rights include small changes to a property that can be made without needing to go through the whole process of a Full Planning Application. If that is your case, you just need to go through Building control Approval and hire a Contractor to do the job.
That said… you know now it comes an “If”. If your idea is a bit bolder and you are thinking about something a bit more complex than the typical boxed roof extensions that you usually find around the back of many properties, then you probably need to research a bit further.
Any structural change to the big structure of your roof/façade can require Planning Consent. For example, you can make an opening on the roof, but you can’t increase the maximum height of the roof or cross the line of the existing façade.
Furthermore, If you property is located on Designated land you will also required Planning Consent. Designated lands are:
Area of outstanding natural beauty
Area specified by the Secretary of State for the purposes of enhancement and protection of the natural beauty and amenity of the countryside
World Heritage Sites
Contact through the online form below or send an e/mail to firstname.lastname@example.org If you need help with your Loft Conversion.
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