Do I need planning permission?
You must apply for full planning permission to add a porch.
If your flat is a listed building (or part of) you must apply for listed building consent to do this.
You must apply for householder planning permission to add a porch if any of the following apply:
- 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
- it will be added to the front or side of a house covered by an Article 4 Direction
If your house is a listed building you must apply for listed building consent to add a porch.
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?
Apply for a Lawful Development Certificate to prove an existing or proposed porch is lawful.
Am I likely to get planning permission?
To find out whether your proposal is likely to be accepted, you can apply for pre-planning application advice.
How do I apply?
You can apply via the national planning portal. To find out what information is required with your application, see making a planning application.
Still not sure whether you need planning permission?
If you need further advice about whether you need planning permission, contact planning advice and information.