Often a porch can be built without needing full planning permission under permitted development providing it meets all of the planning and design criteria and there are no hidden constraints removing your permitted development rights.
The planning rules for porches are applicable to any external door to the dwellinghouse.
Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided:
Flats and maisonettes do not benefit from permitted development right so full planning permission would be required to build a porch of any size.
If planning permission is required but the works are completed without first securing the proper planning approval you may face retrospective planning issues. If the local planning authority determine that planning permission was required an enforcement and or penalties may be issued. If planning permission cannot be secured retrospectively the porch may need to be demolished.
If you are in any doubt our expert planning consultants can help. By carrying out a planning appraisal we can advise you on whether planning permission is required, the feasibility, process, timescales, likelihood of success and answer any other questions that you have. Once we know exactly what is required for your project, we will provide you an accurate quote for us to help you.