Advice: Planning Permission

Planning permission blog

We understand that building a garden structure can take a lot of planning and design consideration. It can be especially daunting if the prospect of planning permission and building regulations arise.

Rules governing outbuildings

You will need planning for a greenhouse if you are:

  • On designated land (including national parks, areas of natural beauty, conservation areas and world heritage sites)

  • Within the curtilage of listed buildings

Other considerations:

  • No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation

  • No more than half the area of land around the "original house" would be covered by additions or other buildings

  • Outbuildings to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof, or three metres for any other roof

  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms

We recommend that if you are unsure of the rules regarding your home, you refer to the Planning Portal. You may also need to get in touch with your local planning office.

Our experience

During your journey with Alitex, we can offer to undertake all planning negotiations for you, including planning permission, building regulation approvals and any other necessary permissions required for the installation of your Alitex structure.

Having completed countless applications over the years, we can anticipate most eventualities, our success rate is over 95%! You can view some of our projects on our greenhouse case studies page including 'The Georgian Town House Garden' which required planning to build a greenhouse within the grounds of a Grade II listed property. If you're considering a conservatory, view the conservatory case studies page, especially our project, 'Rebuilding History', involving a Grade II listed building located in a conservation area.

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