Whether you’re going for a new study, gym, bedroom, or playroom, you’re probably wondering whether or not your garage conversion needs planning permission.
Unlike extensions, garage conversions are less about building new space, and more about better-utilising space already available to you. Because of this, planning policy for these projects is a little different.
Here’s everything you need to know…
Planning permission for garage conversions
So, will you need planning permission? Unlikely.
In fact, it’s estimated only 10% of garage conversions will require full planning permission. The rest will come under your permitted development rights. These rights ensure, as long as the work you’re carrying out is internal, and you’re not trying to enlarge the existing structure, you’re free to proceed to the building regulations stage.
However, as we say, 10% of you will need planning permission.
This will be the case if you live in a property that’s not covered by permitted development rights. Such as…
- Flats / maisonettes
- Listed buildings
- New developments
- Homes within a conservation area