Planning Permission for Orangeries

Planning Permission for Orangeries

Knowing your Permitted Development Rights as a homeowner can be confusing, though it is always important to know whether or not you need planning permission before installing a new orangery. We are a leading supplier and installer of orangeries across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. All of our high-quality orangeries are totally bespoke to suit your home and requirements and we will plan the entire process with you. Our Managing Director, Mark Swain, has experience completing bespoke builds for some of the biggest companies in the country. With his and our team of orangery experts’ combined knowledge, we know all you need to know about planning permission for orangeries.

For further information about our orangeries and installation, contact our team today on 01202 536 422.

Do I need planning permission for an orangery?

Technically, the answer is no, because orangeries are considered ‘permitted development’ and therefore do not require planning permission, as long as they adhere to certain conditions:

  • The width of the orangery must not exceed half of the original house size. ‘Original house’ refers to the house as it was originally built.
  • It doesn’t front or obstruct a public road.
  • The orangery must be single-story only, with no raised platforms, verandas or balconies.
  • No more than half of the land around the house can be covered by extensions. This included sheds and orangeries.
  • It cannot be higher than 4 metres.
  • A rear extension must not extend past the wall by more than 3m for an attached house and 4m for a detached house*.
  • If your home has been extended before in the past, you may need planning permission to build a orangery.
  • If your building is listed, you may need to seek extra planning permission.
  • The orangery cannot be higher than the eaves of your existing roof.

*Until 30 May 2019, rear extensions up to 6m for attached houses and up to 8m for detached houses will be permitted through The Neighbour Consultation Scheme. This involves informing your local authority who will then evaluate the possible impact on neighbours and consult with them. If your neighbours object to your extension, the local authority will have to evaluate this and make a decision.



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