Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Do Garage Conversions require Planning Permission?


Question: Do Garage Conversions require Planning Permission?

Answer: Planning Permission NOT required UNLESS the Permitted Development Rights have been removed - In this case Planning Permission WILL BE required.

You can check your PD Rights by contacting the Local Authority Planning Department.
Where work is proposed to a listed building, listed building consent may be required. The permitted development allowances described apply to houses not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.


Please note: In any event if the garage is to be a habital space it is essential that a Building Regulation Application is submitted to Building Control with details of insulation, floor build-up and other technical requirements.

See photo below of what can be achived when a garage space is converted...


Further info can be found on the Planning Portal

As previously stated, the conversion of a garage, or part of a garage, into habitable space will normally require approval under the Building Regulations.