Not all loft conversions require planning permission. We will calculate the total development volume at the design stage and we’ll let you know whether it exceeds the permitted development allowance.
If it does not exceed the permitted development allowance, the planning permission won’t be required based on the total development volume. If it does exceed the permitted development allowance, then planning permission will be required. Please note; regardless of the development volume, planning permission is always required if:
– Your property is within a Designated Are, i.e. Conservation Area, AONB, etc.
– Your property is a listed building
– Your property has no development rights
– The proposed conversion includes alterations to the profile of the roof to the principal elevation
– The proposed conversion exceeds the existing ridge height
Additional details and further limits and conditions can be found on the Planning Portal website.
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to ascertain whether their property falls within a Designated Area, etc. Or whether there is any other reason planning permission may be required. You may need to check your property deeds to confirm whether any of the above points apply. We advise you to contact your Local Authority if you are unsure. Another Level can submit a standard planning application if planning permission is required.