Skip to main content

Due to essential maintenance our online forms and Public Access (online planning applications) service will be unavailable Saturday 22 June 2019 between approximately 9am and 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Planning permission - porches

​Adding a porch to your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission however there are some exceptions.

​You will need to apply for planning permission if the porch:

  • has a ground area (measured externally) of more than three square metres
  • is higher than three metres above ground level
  • is less than two metres away from the boundary of a dwelling house with a highway (which includes all public roads, footpaths, bridleways and byways)

You should measure the height of the porch from the ground level. If the ground is uneven, you should measure from the highest part of the surface.

If you are not sure whether you need planning permission, please contact us or visit the Planning Portal website for more details.

Is there anything wrong with this page?