Permitted Development Rights for Dormers

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NEW regulations since 2008 allow most dormers under Permitted Development Rights, saving Planning Permission delays and costs.

This means that No Planning Permission from the Local Authority is need for a Dormer Loft Conversion.

Below are the basic guidelines but Milltown Lofts can advise & clarify what is and isn’t Permitted Development.

  • rapped Dormer to a Hip Roof in Clitheroe, Lancashire (Permitted Development)

    rapped Dormer to a Hip Roof in Clitheroe, Lancashire (Permitted Development)

    Volume increase of 40 cubic metres for terraced, and 50 cubic metres for detached & semi-detached houses.

  • No dormer on the front elevation
  • The new Dormer cannot be built higher than the existing ridge tiles
  • The materials being in keeping with roof, house and the street
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms (except Juliets)
  • Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed and any opening to be 1.7 metres above the floor
  • Dormer extensions are set back, as far as practicable, at least 200mm from the eaves
  • PD Rights are excluded in designated areas, i.e. National Parks, ANOB, conservation areas etc.
For more information call 0800 321 3702 & get your Dormer Loft Conversion started. All areas of Manchester & Lancashire covered.