Planning Portal

Home owners: Porches


Planning permission is not required for a porch provided that:
1. The ground area is not more than 3 square metres (measured externally).
2. Any part of the porch does not exceed-
   a. 3 metres above ground if the roof is flat or mono pitched;
   b. 3.5 metres above ground if the roof is dual pitched.
3. Any part of the porch is not closer than 2 metres to any boundary with a road or footpath.
4. The materials used are of similar appearance to those of the existing house.
Illustration 1: Building a porch that does not require planning permission
Illustration 1
If you live in a house which is a listed building, it is likely that you will need Listed Building Consent for any building operations. If the development is within the curtilage of a listed building you may need to submit a planning application for the work unless listed building consent has already been granted. Your local planning office will be able to advise you.
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