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Oak Porches - Planning Permission

Planning Permission

Oak Porch Planning permission is not always required and may be considered as permitted development. The rules and regulations regarding the erection of an oak porch will vary from council to council and the advice would be to seek independent advice before ordering.  The design of the porch may also need to be considered.

Below is an excerpt from the planning portal website:

“The planning rules for an oak porch are applicable to any external door to the dwelling or house.

Adding a porch to any external door of your house as permitted development should be ok and not require an application for planning permission, providing:

  • the ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.
  • no part would be more than three metres above ground level.
  • no part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwelling/house and the highway.
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Oak Porch Exceptions

The permitted development allowances described here apply to houses and not to:

Should you require any further information on oak porch planning permission guidelines, please give us a call on 01423 593794.

Although these are general guidelines, some council may imply some restrictions.

Also, please note, an oak porch is an open structure.  Should you be considering a glazed oak porch, this could be compared to a small extension; i.e. it will require building regulations, possible insulation, electrics and heating.

Contact Details

Locksley Park
Blind Lane
Opening Times:
Mon to Fri - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Telephone: 01423 593794

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Company Information

Oak By Design is the trading name of:
Penny Bricks & Timber Ltd..
Reg Number: 04384416
VAT Number: 664 8012 33