Adding a Glass Canopy, Glass House or Wintergarden is often classed as a permitted development. Generally speaking, you don’t need planning permission to install these products in your home, subject to a list of limits and conditions as defined on the Planning Portal.
The glass extension should not take up more than half the area of land around the “original house”*
*The government defines "original house" as: the house as it was first built (or as it stood) on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date).
Please see the Planning Portal for the full list of the limits and conditions for a glazed extension.
Larger glass extensions (between 4 and 8 metres for detached houses and between 3 and 6 metres for all other houses) may be subject to Neighbour Consultation Scheme. Plans will be submitted to the local authority who will give adjoining neighbours the opportunity to raise any concerns or objections about the planned development.
For example: to avoid your project blocking sunlight from your neighbour’s garden. Local authorities may ask for the extension plans to be adjusted if they find the neighbour’s concerns or objections valid.
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