Conservatories Question

New conservatory law - building 3m conservatory on rear of house which has existing extension of 3m

I have put an application in to my local planners for a 3m conservatory on the rear of my house, my house has an existing extension of 3m, so the conservatory would make a total of 6m, which is within the new law.

My application has been declined because the existing extension is 2 storey and they are saying my application is outside the new law, as the new law only applies to single storey extensions?!... I have stressed the point that the new conservatory is a a1 storey extension. can you help confirm that their answer is correct/, I'm of the belief that because my request is unusual it has been declined, many thanks.

2 Answers

Best Answer

Use this link for regulations

Single-storey rear extension must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than three metres if an attached house or by four metres if a detached house.
In addition, outside Article 1(5) designated land* and Sites of Special Scientific Interest the limit is increased to 6m if an attached house and 8m if a detached house until 30 May 2016.
These increased limits (between 3m and 6m and between 4m and 8m respectively) are subject to the neighbour consultation scheme.


Answered 15th Mar 2014

hi there,
I would say you have been declined because you have already gone out 3 metres which is permitted, and you want to go 3 metres beyond this.


Answered 15th Mar 2014

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