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Do I need planning permission?


You may need planning permission to erect a porch to your house or flat. If your property falls into any of these categories, you will need planning permission:

  • your property is a flat, or is within a tenement or a four-in-a-block
  • your house is within a conservation area. (To check the conservation areas within South Lanarkshire see our conservation areas page).  
  • the footprint of the porch will be greater than three square metres
  • the distance between the porch and any boundary and a road is less than two metres
  • the height of the porch will be greater than three metres

If your property doesn't come into any of the above categories then you do not need to apply for planning permission.

If you need planning permission or listed building consent you can do this on the ePlanning Scotland website. If you live in a council house you should contact your local housing office. As well as planning permission you may need a building warrant.

See also: Definitions - curtilage, principal elevation and road.