Monday 15 February 2010

Roof windows...

You do not normally need to apply for planning permission to re-roof your house or to insert roof lights or skylights.

The new rules introduced on 1 October 2008 allow for roof alterations without the need for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

· Any alteration to project no more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane.

· No alteration to be higher than the highest part of the roof.

· Side facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.

· The permitted development regime for solar panels has different limits on projections and in relation to protected areas.

These permitted development rights apply to houses. If you live in a flat and are considering work on your roof you are advised to contact your LPA for guidance.

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