Do I need planning permission?
You will need to apply for full planning permission to add a porch.
You will need to apply for householder planning permission to add a porch if:
- the ground floor area would exceed 3m²;
- it would be more than 3m above ground level;
- any part of the porch will be within 2m of any boundary wall facing a road; or
- it will be added to the front or side of a house covered by an Article 4 Direction
Where can I find more information?
The porches 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 porch 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 the planning advice and information service