Planning rules relaxed for larger conservatories

Good news for those wishing to extend their home with a larger conservatory or orangery! Temporary rules, permitting larger single-storey rear extensions without a full planning application, are being made permanent. Additions to terraced and semi-detached homes can project up to 6 metres from the house, while owners of detached houses will be able to add structures that project up to 8 metres.

The council will inform neighbours, who will still be able to raise objections, and the council will determine if the extension is likely to harm the character of the area or impact negatively on neighbours’ enjoyment of their own properties. This is very much a streamlining of the planning process – a welcome relief from the costly bureaucracy that, in some cases, could add months to a build project.

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Orangery built by Admiral Windows Oxford, at Chilton Garden Centre conservatory show-site

To book a no-obligation consultation with our expert surveyor, call Admiral Windows Oxford on 01865 788333 – or drop into our showsite at Chilton Garden Centre for a chat. Our showsite is open every afternoon until 4 PM, and between 11 AM and 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.