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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 18th May 17, 2:35 PM
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    Is planning permission necessary?
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    • 18th May 17, 2:35 PM
    Is planning permission necessary? 18th May 17 at 2:35 PM
    That being is planning permission necessary to put windows in the roof of a house that overlooks neighbouring houses?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 18th May 17, 2:39 PM
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    Are you talking about Velux style rooflights?

    Unless it's a designated area or listed building, no. It falls under permitted development.

    Just talking to a planning officer about then last week. They don't overlook in the same way that a regular window does anyway, simoly because of the angle but even dormers with regular windows in the roof are permitted development in most circumstances.

    It goes without saying that any windows in a roof are only going to overlook the same areas as the windows that already exist on the back of the house.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 18th May 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:05 PM
    No, it's not Velux rooflights.

    What I'm referring to are floor to ceiling windows - much the same as those French windows some people have on their sitting rooms. They would overlook a LOT.
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    • DTDfanBoy
    • By DTDfanBoy 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
    So presumably you aren't talking about a neighbour simply fitting windows into their roof, they are in actual fact converting their loft.

    If the windows face to the rear, providing the conversion is within permitted development limits, they fall under permitted development.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:32 PM
    Look at the planning portal for permitted development rights for a loft conversion.

    They are still probably PD if the roofline hs stayed the same.

    A proper blacony would need planning, a juliette balcony does not.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 18th May 17, 5:50 PM
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    Talk to the planning department! That's what they're there for.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 18th May 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:55 PM
    Whew! Panic over - work is going apace on neighbours roof and I can now see enough of the finished result to see it's just going to be a standard roof replacement (though I know they have a "room in the roof").

    Was worried - because they're "locals" here and I'm not and normal criteria sometimes isnt applied to "locals" - though it is to everyone else

    Relief....
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    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 18th May 17, 5:57 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:57 PM
    Talk to the planning department! That's what they're there for.
    Originally posted by trailingspouse
    and its free..
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 19th May 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 3:08 PM
    and its free..
    Originally posted by prosaver
    It's not free.

    Like most public services, it is 'free at the point of use.'

    This is not the same as being free.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 19th May 17, 3:14 PM
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    It's not free.

    Like most public services, it is 'free at the point of use.'

    This is not the same as being free.
    Originally posted by Annie1960
    Some planning authorities will not give info over the phone and will charge for a face to face meeting
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