Do I need planning permission?
You will need to apply for full planning permission to install, alter or replace a chimney, flue or soil and vent pipe.
You will need to apply for householder planning permission to install, alter or replace a chimney, flue or soil and vent pipe if:
- it will be 1m higher than the highest part of the roof; or
- it will be installed on a house located in a conservation area or covered by an Article 4 Direction and be positioned on a wall or roof slope which forms the principal or side elevation and faces the road.
Where can I find more information?
The flue, chimney or soil and vent pipe section of the national planning portal has lots of guidance and useful information.
Can I get confirmation that I do not require planning permission?
In situations where you may need to prove, or obtain peace of mind that an existing or a proposed chimney, flue or soil and vent pipe is lawful, you can apply for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC)
Am I likely to get planning permission?
If you want to find out whether your proposal is likely to be acceptable, you can apply for pre-planning application advice
How do I apply?
Still not sure whether you need planning permission?
If you need further advice about whether you need planning permission you can contact planning advice and information