Would I Need Planning Permissions to Add Windows into a Residence?

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 1:12 pm

If you are in a home or have bought a home that you wish to add, replace or move windows in, you may be uncertain as to whether or not you will need Planning Permissions prior to doing this. Adding, replacing or moving windows is typically not a project that would need planning permissions but there are stipulations where you would. For instance, if you are in a listed building, you would not be able to conduct any major window changes with only Permitted Development (PD) rights.

Another reason why you might need planning permissions is if there had previously been conditions attached to the original permission, for which you would need to speak to your local authority. However, usually to insert a new window or doorway you are able to do so, with PD rights as long as any upper floor windows on the side of the house are glazed. They must also be fixed to a non-opening frame, unless opener is more than 1.7m above the floor.

So typically no, you will not need planning permissions for adding, replacing or moving windows.

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